If I'm being truthful with y'all, I'm not very good in the kitchen. I don't have a huge passion for cooking or baking, yet. But I'm working on that, k? But I do, however, make the best fresh Picco De Gallo ever. I mean, it's legit. So, I am here to share it with you, because I think the process I use to make it is a little different than most!
Okay first, here are your ingredients. Just a heads up, if you follow this exact recipe, it will make a really big batch of it! I don't make it that often, so when I do, I make a lot so that we can use it sporadically throughout the week. So feel free to cut in half! And of course, modify to taste. Another thing to note: I either put an entire jalepeno pepper in. Or to mix it up, I will put 1/2 of a jalepeno and one whole serrano pepper (not as spicy as a jalepeno!).
- 5-6 vine tomatoes (de-seeded)
- 1 red pepper
- 1 green pepper
- 1 medium sized white onion
- 1/2 a large jalepeno (de-seeded)
- 1 serrano pepper
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- 1 clove of garlic (or a spoonful of pre-chopped garlic)
- 1 squeezed lime
- 1 squeezed lemon
- salt to taste
Honestly, the key to a good Pico De Gallo (in my opinion), is de-seeding the tomatoes. If you don't, the salsa will be goopy and slimy from the seeds. This is the part that is the most time consuming, though. So it's up to you. But I highly recommend de-seeding!!
After I combine the tomatoes, onion, and peppers, I get out my food processer for the rest. Ours is a little bit old and teensy, but it gets the job done! I de-seed and chop the jalepeno and serrano pepper into small-ish chunks, slice up the cilantro and throw it in the food chopper with a spoonful of garlic and then let it run until it's chopped super fine. I do this because all of these flavors are super strong, so I like to be sure that it's spread evenly throughout the salsa. I would hate to get one big chunk of jalepeno and burn my mouth!
Hope you all enjoy this yummy Pico De Gallo!! It's delicious!! It goes great just with chips, or on grilled chicken, on omelet's, fajita's... the possibilities are endless! :-)