Tuesday, September 28, 2010

fresh pico de gallo

Pico de gallo is wonderful stuff, isn't it?  It's especially good when it's made with fresh ingredients.

I first tried this recipe at my friend Marta's house.  She and her husband invited us over for nachos.  I thought we were in for a relatively basic meal, but boy was I wrong.  Everything was incredible!  The meat topping was seasoned with chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin, and it included jalapeno, onion, garlic, green chilies, and black beans.  The cheese was melted to a perfect consistency, and then there was this...

...the star of the show...

...homemade pico de gallo, using ingredients fresh out of the garden.  I took one bite and was instantly hooked.  Marta graciously shared the recipe with me, and I feel it's too good to keep a secret.  Please note that the recipe is flexible so that you can adjust it to your tastes.  I hope you try it soon!

Pico de Gallo
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 medium onion
1-5 tomatoes (I used 4 Romas), insides removed
1-3 jalapenos (depending on their heat)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
1-2 T. sugar

salt and fresh cilantro to taste

Chop up all ingredients and mix together.  That's it!

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  1. There is nothing better than fresh pico de gallo!

  2. I could eat this stuff with a spoon - forget the chips!

  3. I adore fresh pico! Beautiful photos by the way, very vivid and colorful!

  4. Definitely saving that recipe! Love that stuff fresh! :-) Thanks.

  5. Very colorful photos! You can't beat freshly made!

  6. Yum....this looks wonderful! Fresh summer produce is the best....only a few more weeks and then it's over. :(

  7. This looks like some really great pico..seriously!

  8. pico de gallo is the best! i like it better than traditional salsa. yum :)

  9. Hey, Kristin, I am going to try this tonight. I am also making the beef from your blog. It makes the whole room smell great!!

  10. Kristin...this is the reason I grow tomatoes :)


  11. I don't like tomatoes at all (not even Ketchup!), but I will eat Pico de Gallo at any time of the year!


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