|The Best Pico de Gallo|
A friend of mine once told me that the pico de gallo ( fresh tomato salsa ) when translated directly means the pico de gallo. I thought that was a pretty interesting name for something that really does not look like anything close to a pico de gallo. After a quick check of fact is true, but do not let that stop you from making it!
There isn’t really anything to change from a traditional pico de gallo recipe, and all of the standard ingredients are here, including tomatoes, onions, garlic, and cilantro with some lime juice.
Whenever I’m having Mexican food always whip up a batch of this pico de gallo. It is easy and fast, and most of the time I have these ingredients on hand and what is just a matter of minutes and can be done while other food is cooking.
It’s just a matter of going out chef’s knife and get to work given the ingredients. Do not use a blender or you will miss the best part peak. Larger sizes are the ingredients that make it special, and help the taste of each one separately and together at the same time.
The beauty of pico de gallo is that even though he has taken of Mexican cuisine that can be used in a number of different foods. Basically, if you have a dish that lacks a little in the flavor department, serve with a little peak at the top or side. Whenever you want a little extra flavor just take a bite of peak along with the main course.
To make this extra Paleo you can be sure to use organic ingredients such as organic tomatoes and onions. Most large supermarkets or organic section contain or have an organic option right next to the conventional option. They can be a little more expensive, but for all chemicals that are worth avoiding and approaching a cave man existence when everything was natural chemical free.
A tip to enjoy their pico de gallo even more is to force things right before you are ready to use it. That’s because all the ingredients that go into it are so watery. If not drain the excess fluid that will end with a watery mess, and when a taste of their food you’ll soften it gets.
If you want your doctor to pico de gallo, which is quite easy to do. Some of my favorites include avocado, diced shrimp, and mango diced into cubes. These will change the taste and consistency of the peak in terms of what you go with, and you can feel free to add other ingredients as well. If you find one that works sure to add in the comments below.
Pico de Gallo ( fresh tomato salsa )
Prep Time : 10 min
- 1 ½ cup diced fresh tomatoes
- ¼ cup sliced spring onions
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 4 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 small serrano chili pepper , minced
- 1 ½ tbsp lime juice
- ½ tsp salt
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently. Cover and chill for 3 hours. Before you are ready to eat, stir it well and drain any excess liquid.