Pico de Gallo

June 13, 2014Danita

I’m happy to have Becky guest posting for me today.  She blogs over at Tales of Beauty for Ashes where she talks about Marriage, Parenting and Everything in Between.  

Today she is sharing with us a recipe for Pico de Gallo that looks delicious and SUPER colorful!  I hope you’ll also go over and check out some of her great posts! Don’t forget to follow her social media.  

Hope you’re having a great week!   

My name is Becky and I blog over at Tales of Beauty for Ashes.

I’m a mama to these two munchkins.

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Summertime is my favorite food time of year. It is the best for everything fresh. Think salads, smoothies and ripe fruits!

I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite summer recipes with you, fresh pico de gallo. Some people call this salsa…but really salsa is usually cooked. That is why this is called pico de gallo. (Although, pico de gallo translated to English means Rooster’s beak, there is no rooster or beak in this recipe)

You are going to need to chop up some tomatoes.

Add some chopped onions.

Fresh chopped mint and cilantro. Straight from the garden is even better!

Depending on how spicy you enjoy your food, you will add some jalapeno. I only add about 1/4 of a jalapeno. I may be from the South, but I can’t handle my spice well.

Add a squeeze or two of lime. You could also add some orange juice, which makes the flavors come out better. I didn’t have any on hand and I was wanting this pico, so I just made it sans o.j.

Also, fresh cucumber is amazing in this dish. Unfortunately, my hubby doesn’t like cucumber…so I have to take that out too. But, for your sake – please keep it in!

This pico de gallo goes amazingly well with Mexican Salad or this taco salad.

Delicious Pico De Gallo
5 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 small sweet onion, chopped

1 cucumber chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 cup chopped mint
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (adapt this to your own spicy taste, leave the seeds in if you really like things hot)
1/2 fresh squeezed lime (juice)

1/4 cup orange juicekosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together. This salsa gets better with time, so it is even tastier the next day.

 
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