Friday, June 22, 2012

Simple Secrets: Pico de Gallo

There are some easy kitchen tricks that can truly punch up even the simplest of dishes. These little secrets also make you look really fancy when people come over. Shhh... I certainly won't tell it only took 5 minutes.

Pico de gallo is the perfect example. Fresh, minimalist ingredients and oh so versatile. Does it go on grilled meats? What about in an omelette? Can I put it on salad? How about mindlessly consuming with the best tortilla chips that ever existed? You're in luck sister...Pico does it all! A wonder condiment indeed!! But wait... all of this comes for just a few calories. 

A note on store-bought salsa... it's really not that good. Once you've tasted the fresh stuff, there's no turning back. Promise. 

Five simple ingredients make this shine. Tomatoes, jalapeno, red onion, lime juice and cilantro. Add a bit of S&P to bring it all together. 

Thanks to the husband for his manhandling of the limes.

If you're making for a big group or party... roughly chop everything and then pulse shortly in your food processor. Will certainly be a different texture, but delicious nonetheless.

Pico de Gallo
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 a red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
Juice of one lime

Combine all of your chopped ingredients. If you prepare the day ahead, you'll get an extra sauce-y salsa.


  1. Made this tonight and turned up more like a salsa because I was a little to lazy to do all the chopping and just threw it in out blender, but...the flavor was wonderful and will definitely make again!

  2. I just made this and added fresh garlic YUM!!!


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