My produce delivery came today from Prudent Produce and I instantly saw the makings for Pico De Gallo! To make this recipe you'll need 3-4 tomatoes, 1 onion, 1 clove garlic, Olive or Avocado Oil, 1 lime or Young Living Lime Essential Oil, salt, and optionally dried or fresh cilantro and jalopeno.
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. First the tomatoes…..
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.
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!