Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pico De Gallo

Our tomatoes have been coming in for a few weeks now, and one of my favorite ways to use them is to make pico de gallo.  Nothing says summer more to me than this condiment, and I make batches and batches of it when I'm getting tomatoes fresh off the vine.  Usually it's made with just tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice, but I add garlic and bell pepper to mine.  I also like a drizzle of olive oil.

Pico de Gallo

4-5 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1-2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
About 1/2 cup of chopped, fresh cilantro
The juice of 2-3 limes
About 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Stir the first 7 ingredients together in a large bowl.  Add the juice of the limes and drizzle with
the olive oil.  Season well with salt and
pepper, then stir to evenly coat.  Serve
with tortilla chips.

*All measurements are approximate.  Use as much or as little of any ingredient according
to your own taste.

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  1. Your photos are terrific! The colors just pop. Great job.
    I don't like onions or tomatoes especially raw so I can say much about the pico de gallo. HA! :)

  2. In my family we use cucumber instead of onions. Magic!

  3. i just made this recipe this evening and it was FABULOUS!