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Pimento Cheese Fonio Grits

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May 20, 2021 by Amethyst Ganaway

These cheesy pimento grits just scream summer! They’re a quick way to spruce up your breakfast or make a great lunch or dinner addition. Pimento peppers can be found jarred in most grocery stores now, but feel free to use diced roasted red bell peppers if you have a hard time finding them. Also, a plant based shredded cheese would work perfectly in place of dairy as well. Add a little turmeric for a pop of color and you have a great looking (and tasting) bowl of fonio grits!


Serves 2
    • cups water or vegetable stock
    • ½  cup fonio
    • cup shredded cheese
    • tablespoons chopped pimento peppers
    • Kosher salt
    • Ground black pepper
    • teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)
    • Splash of heavy cream


      • 01 .  

        In a pot, bring 2 cups of water or stock to a boil and whisk or stir in fonio. Cook uncovered for about 5-8 minutes stirring often until fonio is tender and creamy.

      • 02 .  

        Add in cheese and peppers and season to taste. Add the optional turmeric for a nice color and additional depth of flavor, and stir to incorporate all together. Stir in a splash of heavy cream. Serve immediately (perhaps under our Fonio Flour Fried Fish) and enjoy.


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