Pico de Gallo

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.

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About Jeanette Moore (JMom)

I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

12 thoughts on “Pico de Gallo

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  3. Francesca

    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!

  4. JMom

    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 🙂

  5. joey

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


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