I love Mexican food; and chips with salsa is one of my favorite snacks. I love making (and enjoying) fresh salsa in the summer with farmers market produce. This salsa is flavorful, healthy, and simple. Add a spoonful of this along with fresh guacamole to a homemade taco- wowza that’s good!
pico de gallo
- 1/2 large white onion
- 5 plum tomatoes
- 1 handful fresh cilantro
- 1 lime
- salt and pepper
- Wash and cut the tomatoes in halve vertically. Give them a good squeeze over the sink or garbage to get rid of some of the seeds and juices. Place cut side up on a cutting board. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Lay out a kitchen towel or paper towel turn the tomatoes cut side down on the towel to drain.
- Meanwhile, dice the onion and the cilantro leaves. Add to a mixing bowl. Cut lime in half and juice over the onions and cilantro.
- (this is the most annoying part) Cut the tomatoes up into very small squares and add them to the bowl. Sprinkle with a good sized pinch of salt and a few hearty cracks of the pepper shaker. Stir to combine. Let marinate for about 30 minutes before serving. Taste and add salt and pepper if necessary.