I crave salsa like some folks crave candy. It’s true!!
After all, I was born in Tiquisia (aka, Cost Rica, aka Paradise). As a result, I’m super picky.
I’m most usually disappointed by the mediocre stuff I find at the store. It just doesn’t cut it. Bland, flavorless, blahness great for making chips soggy, and that’s about it.
There’s nothing like fresh made pico de gallo to get the flavors bright fresh and right. My salsa has to taste of sunshine, beaches and cilantro.
Friends, take the 20 minutes to make a fresh pico de gallo.
For mine I did:
equivalent of 10 Roma tomatoes (basically I used a bunch of different kinds of tomatoes found in our fridge)
3/4 red onion
1 cup cilantro
3 cloves garlic
juice of 2 limes
2 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp cumin
salt ! lots, to taste
Dice the tomatoes and onion.
Finely dice the jalapeño, keeping the seeds, and the garlic.
Chop the cilantro.
Then combine the tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, garlic salt, cumin, and lime juice.
If you’re lucky enough to have Lizano salsa at hand, you can add a dash of it to the mix for true Tico flavor.
Tastes good right away or after sitting an hour!
Use within a day or two 😉
This is a big batch because I like to just spoon the stuff right into my mouth! Or I dip celery and cucumbers. Or throw it on top of eggs, salads, steamed veggies, or anything else. Or just eat it by the heaping spoonful.
Of course, it goes great with tortilla chips too :).