My produce delivery came today from Prudent Produce
I gathered together a few staple ingredients from around the house and started chopping. I just love Pico De Gallo as a dressing for my salads, on top of cooked fish, with chips and even sometimes in a cereal bowl with a half of an avocado mixed in! Just give me a spoon and some Pico!
First, I looked at my tomatoes. These are a bit early to be seasonal and don’t have great flavor so I’ll add some things to bring out their flavor a bit more.
I put a clove of garlic through my garlic press, added about 2 tsp of dried jalapenos and then went scavenging for just the right oil to pull things together.
Eureka! I’ve got this delicious oil from a local store called “The Olive Tap” that will pair just perfectly! It’s called “Citrus Habanero” and tastes amazing in this Pico. In fact, I was able to skip using the lime because the citrus was perfectly balanced in the end. This lime will pair great with a little Tequila.
Back to the recipe.
I added a half teaspoon of salt to really meld and pull the flavors all together.
Next, I grab my knives and start chopping.
Tomatoes aren’t my favorite thing to chop. There’s probably an easier way–so I experimented with a few methods. I chopped three of my four tomatoes and felt like that was enough.
Then, I chopped up my lovely onion. I really really love onion, so I threw the entire thing in and rough chopped it.
Finally, I stirred it all together and gave it a quick taste test. YUM! But it needs some cilantro. I sprinkled on a tablespoon of cilantro and mixed it in.
This yummy concoction is now in my fridge marinating. It will be ready tonight to be generously heaped on some grilled salmon. I think a side of fresh asparagus will go perfectly with this for a delicious, healthy and fresh dinner!