Pico de Gallo

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Pico de Gallo is one of those things that when all ingredients are mixed together it has a delicious taste of one…….rather than tasting each of the ingredients separately.

It lasts nicely in the fridge too.  And it seems to get better over time as the flavors hang out together.

Pico de Gallo tastes great on top of scrambled eggs, virtually any type of Mexican food, and of course with tortilla chips.  YUM.

When I worked in a grocery store and would be in the checkstand checking out groceries I would often times notice customers buying large amounts of Roma tomatoes along with fresh onions, Jalapeno or Serrano peppers, and cilantro.

Out of curiosity I’d ask what they were making and most of the time it was Pico de Gallo or salsa.  So I got in the habit of using only Roma tomatoes when I make homemade salsa or Pico de Gallo.

So tomorrow is already the 4th of July.

It always seems like after the 4th, the year just zips by.  Next comes football season and in the blink of an eye it’s Halloween and then the Holidays.

But for now….Happy 4th of July!  Be safe and have a wonderful weekend.

So let’s check out the ingredients for this super delish Pico de Gallo.

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Cilantro, tomatoes, onion, Jalapeno or Serrano peppers, fresh lime juice, salt and pepper.

Here’s how to make it:

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Chop the tomatoes.

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In a medium size bowl, add the tomatoes,

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and chopped onion.

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Chop the Jalapeno (or Serrano) peppers,

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and add them to the bowl.

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Chop the cilantro….

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….add it to the bowl.

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Next,

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add the juice from 1/2 of a lime,

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the salt,

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and the pepper to the bowl.

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Then,

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stir all of the ingredients together.

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Chill before serving and ….

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….Enjoy!

Here are some recipes that would be delicious topped with Pico de Gallo:
Breakfast chili chilaquiles
Chicken and lime taquitos
Easy crispy shell tacos

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Pico de Gallo

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

3 large Roma tomatoes (chopped)
1 cup chopped onion
2 Jalapeno peppers - chopped (or 1 large Serrano pepper if you prefer more heat)
½ cup chopped cilantro
½ teaspoon salt (or salt to taste)
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ of a fresh lime

Directions:

In a medium size bowl, add the tomatoes, onion, Jalapeno (or Serrano) peppers, cilantro, salt, pepper, and juice from ½ of a lime. Stir together. Serve chilled as a dip or use as a topping for eggs, salads, tacos, or nachos.

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