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