Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A side dish for snacking

While cruising around other food blogs I noticed a lot of snacks to be made for the Super Bowl. Some go all out with unbelievable food and presentation. Won't be doing that this year but we are not shy of snacks. I did come upon some ideas however. And one thing that kept popping into my mind was Pico de gallo Nothing like a good mexican condiment to go with your beverage of choice, such as maybe your favorite beer.

* 6 medium tomatoes diced ~I use the Roma
* 1 medium onion diced
* 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped.
* 2 to 4 fresh serrano or jalapeño seeded and minced fine***
*juice of one lime
*Salt to taste

Put all ingredients in a bowl, mix well. Let set a few minutes. You will find a lot of variations on the internet if you google pico de gallo. You can also can use the pico de gallo for cooking and a garnish.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and the very best green gold AKA guacamole. My guacamole is simple, peel avocado, mash with a bit of lime juice, serve. An if I am your guest make a lot cause I love guacamole and pico de gallo.

Now I gotta go make some more cause my sweet husband found it and had said condiment for lunch..........whoa is me!!!

***try one fresh pepper first in the pico de gallo in case you find two peppers to warm for your taste. Remember that the ribs inside the pepper is where the heat is as well as the seeds. So do what you will when chopping your peppers. I do not use garlic but some do. This does not stay too long in the fridge a day or so.


Laura Rebecca said...

That looks so fresh and wonderful!

Moon said...

What a great pix! I can almost taste it. I'm afraid I've not been doing much cooking while I was under the weather but I'm feeling a need for some soup. This would go nicely with our Tortilla Soup.

Chris said...

You think anyone would take offense if I just took this bowl and held it on my lap while I ate....allowing no one near? :) Looks so great!

Doodles said...

thanks y'all.....Chris you are more than welcome to that bowl cause there was more where that came from.

Moon it would be good with our tortilla soup yes!!!

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April said...

Looks very very tasty I'm going to try that on our next taco night. I already make my own tortillas.

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Emiline said...

That does look tasty, especially with beer.
I love the whole wheat tortilla chips. Have you tried them?

Brandellaa said...

I'm drooling, I have been making chili all day so I have spice on the brain!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Just my kind of snack - light, zingy, and refreshing. The fact that it's also really healthy is a bonus!

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Bellini Valli said...

This does look like an excellent. albeit healthy....shhhh...snack :)

San Francisco Photos said...

This actually looks pretty tasty! Would love to make me some!

Editor said...

This looks like my kind of dish for when you just got in and you're just too tired to cook anything, nice and it does look fresh and I like the addition of lime (I love lemon and limes).

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