Pico de Gallo

Posted by JMom | Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | , | 10 comments »

What do you do when tomatoes from your garden start filling up your kitchen counters and the freezer too? Canning would be a good answer, but I haven't had much time to do that. What we do, we make salsa instead! These will keep in the refrigerator for a few days, so they come in handy to serve with just about any meal or to use as a dip for chips.

The ingredients are your usual:
Onions, sweet vidalia preferred
Fresh jalapeno or serrano peppers
Lemon or lime

Chop the tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro finely or coarsely, depending on your preference. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon or whole lime and season with salt to your taste. Mix well.
With this batch, we took about half of the mixture and blended it then mixed it back in. Depending on our mood sometimes we leave it all chunky, sometimes we blend the whole thing, or do it half and half like this time around.


  1. charles ravndal // 8/15/2006 2:57 PM  

    That is a good dipping sauce for tortilla chips or it is somewhat similar to salsa!

  2. joey // 8/15/2006 9:08 PM  

    Yum! Fresh salsa is the best :) I have never tried blending it though...something to try for next time...thanks!

  3. ladybug // 8/16/2006 12:33 AM  

    Wow! I think I'll make have chips and salsa tonight. :-) That looks delish!

  4. alternati // 8/16/2006 2:40 AM  

    yum yum yum.

    I'm gonna try this.

  5. JMom // 8/16/2006 11:39 AM  

    Hi Chas, yes that is exactly what we like to do with this salsa, dip tortilla chips in it!

    Hi Joey! the blending part we discovered when we were gifted with one of those blending wands and got blender crazy!

    Hi ladybug! try making your own chips by frying up some corn tortillas, and you'll be in heaven :)

    Hi alternati, I hope you do. It's really easy :)

  6. charles ravndal // 8/16/2006 7:30 PM  

    I am envious since tortilla chips or other chips is a no no to the dieting moi!

  7. JMom // 8/17/2006 10:15 AM  

    Try baked tortilla chips, Chas. No fat! :) Unless of course you're on a carb free diet?

  8. Lani // 8/19/2006 10:34 AM  

    I love tortilla chips with this salsa but don't know how to make one. Thanks for sharing.

  9. JMom // 8/21/2006 10:40 AM  

    Hi lani, it's really easy. I hope you try it.

  10. Francesca // 8/22/2006 6:34 PM  

    I like this menu, light and fresh! magawa nga bukas ito.
    With tilapia sana,isaw saw sa calamasi et sili, wala lang... huhuhu!
    bloghopping from France. musta to all!