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Pico de Gallo
May 7, 2009, 11:27 pm
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Prepared hot sauce can be pricey so I make my own. I make a pico de gallo with canned tomatoes because in Austin the cilantro is harvested in the winter and the tomatoes in the summer. When I make this for my husband I use 4 cloves of garlic and omit the jalapeno as he doesn’t like hot. Some of the jalapenos in the store are NOT HOT these days so sometimes I use a serrano or other pepper.

I can make this in about 5 minutes when I use my pampered chef chopper.

  • 4 cups of canned tomatoes from last summer
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • juice of 1 lime(or lemon) about 1/4 cup
  • salt to taste( 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • jalapeno
  1. Chop cilantro including stems to make about 1 cup
  2. Chop tomatoes coarsely.
  3. Chop onion, jalapeno and garlic.
  4. Combine garlic, onion, cilantro, jalapeno and tomatoes.
  5. Add salt and lime juice
  6. Let sit for at least 30 mintes to combine flavors.

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Yum! I will have to make this tomorrow! I love your recipes. 🙂 Kindest regards — Dianne B. in England


Comment by rosewillow

Thanks for the positive feed back. Right now in Austin the tomatoes and jalapenos are coming in but the cilantro has gone to seed. I am looking for a hot weather cilantro!


Comment by susan

[…] } Last night I made the recipe for pico de gallo from my mom’s blog, to accompany some black bean and sweet potato […]


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