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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