Sunday, October 12, 2014

easy and delicious pico de gallo

I love pico de gallo (salsa fresca) and I used to purchase it till I discovered how easy and delicious it is to make at home.  It is a healthy and light go-to condiment that can be used with egg, chicken and pork dishes or just as a snack. This recipe is inspired by a recipe by the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.  I tweaked it just a little and changed up the quantity more suited for me--when I run out, I just make a new batch!  You can have the fresh salsa fix any time-- the ingredients are readily available all year long.

4-5 Roma tomatoes, diced  (Romas are key because they are firm and hold up well)
1 med yellow onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper chopped very fine
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp of white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp + fine sea salt
Several turns of fresh cracked pepper

Mix together, taste for salt, cover and chill.  Good immediately--terrific the next day!