Friday, January 04, 2013

Pico de Gallo & Guacamole

I have recently fallen in love with pico de gallo.  I love to make it during the summer when the tomatoes are fresh.  This recipe came from Pioneer Woman.  Thanks PW!

5 whole Plum (roma) Tomatoes
1/2 whole Large (or 1 Small) Onion
3 whole Jalapeno Peppers
Lime Juice
Salt To Taste

Chop jalapenos, tomatoes and onions into a very small dice. (Leave seeds in your jalapenos for a hotter pico). Adjust amount of jalapenos to your preferred temperature. Next, chop up a nice-sized bunch of cilantro. Just remove and discard the long leafless stems before chopping. No need to remove the leaves from the stems completely. Place all of these ingredients together in a bowl and give it a good stir.
Squeeze the juice of half of one lime into the bowl. Add salt to taste and stir again.

This is also perfect for making guacamole.  Take as many avocados as you would like, get the meat out and use a fork to mash up a bit.  Add a some of the pico with a little bit of lime juice and salt.  Yummy!  PERFECT guacamole!