I love Mexican food. Burritos, nachos, quesadillas and all their toppings. I make a mean guacamole and salsa but I had never made my own Pico De Gallo. Then I won Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes From an Accidental Country Girl by entering a giveaway at One Starry Night. Ree’s Pico De Gallo was the first thing I made. And oh my goodness it is goooood! And who knew it could be so easy?
So all the credit here goes to The Pioneer Woman. In fact I encourage you to click the link for her very detailed recipe and instructions which is chock full of gorgeous photos. Much better than anything I could ever produce. But if you would prefer less than beautiful directions then I can do that.
The trick to awesome pico de gallo lies within the symmetry of the ingredients. You want to have equal amounts of cilantro, tomato and onion. I do it by sight. Then add a little jalapeño pepper (to taste) and a squeeze and lime and salt (again to taste). The beauty of providing these kinds of directions is that you can choose how much or little to make. The photo below was just enough for two people. I used approximately 1/3 of a medium yellow onion, 3/4 of a large tomato and a small handful of cilantro and 1/3 of a jalapeño pepper.
Then mix it all up and you’ve got the picture at the top. Easy peasy. Simple Simon. And sooooo good!
This post is taking part in Fight Back Friday at Food Renegade, Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum, Food on Friday by Ann Kroeker, Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life as Mom, Finer Things Friday at Kitchen Stewardship and Friday Feasts at Momtrends