Pimento Cheese + Dill Pickle
There’s no arguing that the picante, creamy goodness of pimento cheese goes well with just about anything. Atop a flaky cracker, it’s the perfect nostalgic summer snack; atop a burger, it’s a game changer. Between the richness of mayo, the spice of pimentos, and the sharpness of a good cheddar, it’s all you really need. In San Diego, Cafe 222’s Chef Terryl Gavre suggests this perfect combination, both simple to make and complex in flavor profile -- just the way a summer staple should be. Toast your bun of choice, sear your perfect meat (Chef Gavre uses a small amount of SPAM in her 85/15 blend for extra flavor and fat) or portobello patty, and pile on some crowd-pleasing, garlicky pimento. Top that off with dill pickle slices to give it a refreshing crunch, and enjoy.