Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Recipe, Pico De Gallo

This past weekend my family and I had a little Mexican Fiesta.  It was a great time, good drinks, good food, equals happy family.  I threw a batch of Pico together to cut the richness of bubbling smothered burritos.  When ever my husband and I go out for Mexican food, which is very few and far between we always ask for a side of pico de gallo.  Its so delicioso and fresh.  The stuff you buy at the store never tastes the same as what you get at the restaurants! 
I came up with this simple recipe but you can always tweak it to your own liking.  Some people love fresh onions, some people don't.  You either love cilantro or you hate it.  I looove it!  I like to have these kind of ingredients on hand all the time.  You can create so many fresh recipes.  From Italian to Mexican and even Asian dishes.

Pico De Gallo Recipe

1 large Jalapeno, minced
4 Roma Tomatoes, diced
1 small to med. Onion, diced
1 large handful of fresh Cilantro, chopped
Juice of 2 Limes
Liberal Salt and some Pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. Onion Powder

You want to prep and cut all your ingredients and put into a big bowl.  When everything is chopped and diced, squeeze the juice of the limes over the pico.  You can add your salt, pepper, and onion powder now.  I didn't measure my salt but I used a generous amount.  Take a couple tastes to see how the flavor is.  Everyone is different.  It is also a good idea to make this a few hours ahead of time so the flavors can meld together and the pico can get a little juicy!
Thank you very much for reading and I hope you enjoy this recipe!

5 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I am a huge cilantro fan...I always think it's weird when people hate it, but I know a lot do!

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  2. I love Mexican food. Pico de gallo is one of my favorite things!

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  3. So glad you posted this!! I LOVE Pico and have never made it at home. So yummy and fresh!

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  4. This looks and sounds so delicious! Thank you for posting!

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