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Produce Stand Pico de Gallo

Each time Taco Tuesday rolls around, it means one thing, well two things.


  1. We are about to eat some seriously delicious homemade tacos (tortillas and all, but that's for another day)

  2. Fresh Pico De Gallo will be at the dinner table!

Now normally this is something I'd source directly from my raised beds and garden, but as many of you know I moved this year mid-spring. AKA no Spring garden this season. I’m here to tell you, you don’t need to grow it yourself to have fresh Pico De Gallo that is not only better than what you buy in the store but also supports your local farmers & fellow homesteaders. We're a community after all!


You’ll need a few things;

  1. Find your local farmers market or produce stand (as always organic is my number one choice)

  2. Tomatoes

  3. Onions

  4. Jalapenos

  5. Cilantro

  6. Lime


Prep time: 5 minutes

Yum Level: 1000





Naturally, I love Pico De Gallo and it’s a quick refreshing way to liven up a meal. Tacos typically have a pretty hefty protein base which makes this the perfect way to brighten the meal and cut through some of the oils from the meat. So not only is it great for a family meal but it’s also super-duper easy to double or triple the recipe for a dinner party–with virtually no added prep time.


Here’s what you’ll need for a family of four:


2 large tomatoes (or between 6-8 small/mediums). Personally, I switch up the type of tomato I use to change things up a bit. Today I’m using Romas because I adore the deep flavor and aromatics they bring to the table.


1 Small Onion.


1 Small Jalapeno


1 Lime


1 Handful of Cilantro


None of this is set in stone so if you love onions throw in some extra! Hate jalapenos? Skip ‘em! I also add a little dash of salt.


Tomatoes/Onions/Jalapenos/Cilantro:

Chop as finely as you desire, I personally love mine on the chunkier side, but that’s just a personal preference! You'll notice your big fluffy pile of cilantro shrink quiet a bit, that's normal!



Once all chopped place into your mixing bowl.



Lime:

Juice one lime and add to the mixture.




Mix all together, and smell the masterpiece you are stirring up!



Place in a serving bowl with a small serving spoon and you are DONE!!


Seriously, that’s it!


So much flavor in less than five minutes, and I promise, your tacos will never be boring again.



I always use the leftovers the next morning in an omelet :hearteyes:


What’s your favorite thing to put Pico De Gallo on? Comment below!


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