Monday, August 11, 2008

A little pico


I conquered something that I have wanted to do for a long time--pico de gallo. Everyone needs to try this. Add things that you like to the basic recipe and save $$ on salsa, or "hot sauce," as we call it in my family. It is a cheap way to add a little kick to tacos, enchiladas, and nachos and you can make it as hot (if you're Sean,) or as mild (if you're me,) as you want.  Here are my ingredients: tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and poblano peppers--which they just removed from the grocery store because of the health hazard--Ideally I would use jalapeno peppers but those have been gone for weeks (months?) around here too.  Maybe wait until next summer?! The peppers will have made their comeback by then for sure. Don't be afraid to add way more cilantro than you would think and try Vidalia onions if you're not a daredevil. I'm pretty sure it burns more calories to chew this than it has in it so it's actually a diet food item. Oh and a tip for you...put at least two layers of Saran Wrap over it in the fridge--trust me.   


4 comments:

Carley said...

you make the best pico! yummy! thanks for sharing your recipe.

Carley said...

ps...your links are working great now. :)

Crissy Young said...

did you add formula in the pico? I see it in the picture so just thought maybe that was your secret ingredient. :)

Emmy said...

The picture looks so pretty! Not to take away from your wonderful recipe, but a great ingredient to add is bell peppers of any color (depending on what's on sale).