If you read my blog often, you should remember I recently acquired an insane amount of fresh tomatoes from a friend. The first recipe I made with the tomatoes was my Homemade Marinara Sauce. I totally thought I would use most of the tomatoes with that recipe, but to my surprise I still had a $h*t load left. (I love tomatoes, so that wasn’t a bad thing).
As I stood in front of my refrigerator and stared at the shelves full of tomatoes, I decided to make one of my favorite Mexican recipes. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before. This authentic Pico De Gallo is a great way to use fresh tomatoes. It’s spicy and goes well on anything!
I don’t know what it is with Mexican food, but once I start eating it’s hard to stop. It’s like a can of Pringles! “Once you pop, the fun don’t stop!” Without a doubt, any time I go to a Mexican restaurant I end up filling myself with chips and salsa before my meal comes. Anyone else do that?! I feel silly asking for a to-go box as soon as my plate comes, but I know there is no way I have room for anything else. The bright side is that I have a meal for tomorrow :).
The next time you are craving a spicy Mexican dinner, try to avoid binging on a huge bowl of chips like me. Make a healthy meal at home. Top your tacos, fish or chicken with my simple Pico De Gallo.
Start by chopping 3 cups of tomatoes, 1 1/2 cups of red onion, 2 cups of fresh cilantro and 1/2 cup of jalapenos. (Feel free to use fresh or pickled jalapenos). Place the ingredients in a bowl and add 2 Tbsp of lime juice. Stir well and store it in an airtight container.
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- 3 cups tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups red onion
- 2 cups fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup jalapenos
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- Chop the tomatoes, onion, cilantro and jalapenos.
- Place ingredients in a bowl and add lime juice.
- Stir well and store in an airtight container.