Kat's Pico de Gallo

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Oh how the English summer continues to taunt me! One weekend it's the gorgeous sunshine, the next torrential rain. I must admit, I LOVE THE DRAMA OF IT! On the other hand, I had to revisit some of my winter clothing. Not cool. Not cool at all. 

On that note, a couple of weekly veg boxes ago, we received these nice round tomatoes and onions. Because the sun was out, and with the anticipation of the World Cup, I decided to make some pico de gallo. I love this stuff. One bite and I'm home. 

Here's what I like about it: 

1. It's super easy to make. 
2. It's delicious with fish, chicken, pork, avocado, basically any kind of taco. 
3. It's a great little salsa on its own. 
4. Add some mashed avocado and baby, you've got GUACAMOLE!

[Cue the Mariachi band from the Dorito's commercial]

Alright, alright. Here's the recipe:

Kat's Pico de Gallo

Serves 2. 

2 palm sized tomatoes, diced and deseeded. 
1/2 of medium onion (or one small one) finely, and I mean finely, diced
1 garlic clove
1 lime
1 small bunch of cilantro (coriander), chopped
salt & pepper

  1. Dice the tomatoes & onion. Place into a bowl. (I like to cup the tomatoes in my hand and drain all of the juices from it. I don't like a soggy pico.)
  2. Over the bowl, grate the garlic clove. 
  3. Cut the lime & squeeze the juices into the bowl of tomatoes+onion+garlic.
  4. Roughly chop the bunch of cilantro and add to the bowl. 
  5. Season with salt & pepper.
  6. Taste & adjust to your taste buds. (ex. Add some more tomato, onion, more coriander/less coriander, etc)
  7. BONUS: If you're wanting to make some good guacamole- in a bowl mash an avocado with a fork. You want it to be really, ripe & soft. Then, add the pico. VOILĂ€! Delicious homemade guacamole. Yummy. 

Serve with corn chips. Personally, in England, I prefer the Dorito's lightly salted. They're nothing close to the ones back in Texas, but to me, they do the trick!


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