Southern pimiento cheese appetizer

Time 15 minutes
Yields This makes about 4 1/2 cups pimiento cheese
Southern pimiento cheese appetizer
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

In a food processor, pulse the peppers a few times. Move the peppers to a large bowl and add the olives, cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, mayonnaise, parsley, black and cayenne peppers. Mix until fully incorporated. Season with additional cayenne pepper if desired. Serve with flatbread.

Adapted from Magnolias in Charleston, S.C.

Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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