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Kitchen Dictionary: pimiento

Pronounced: pih-MYEHN-toh

A large, red, heart-shaped sweet pepper 3-4 inches long and 2-3 inches wide. Pimiento is Spanish for "pepper." The flesh is sweet, succulent and more aromatic than that of the red bell pepper. Pimientos are the familiar red stuffing found in green olives. Pimento is the name of the tree from which allspice comes.


Season: available year-round

Substitutions: 1 tbsp dried sweet red pepper rehydrated = 1 tbsp chopped pimento; 2-3 tbsp chopped fresh red bell pepper

More Pimiento Recipes
Popular Pimiento Recipes
Homemade Pimiento Cheese
Drew's Homemade Pimiento Cheese - Spicy or Mild
Died & Went to Pimento Cheese Heaven (Pimiento)

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 44
Calories from Fat 5 (11%)
Total Fat 0.6g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Potassium 303mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 9.8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 2.1g 4%

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