This time, as luck would have it, I was asked to bring the chips and salsa. "No problem," I thought. A bag of Tostidos and a couple of jars of La Victoria oughta do it. Of course, the overachiever in me quickly ruled that out. I started thinking chips and Salsa on a grander scale and then it occurred to me, I would make pico de gallo and I would make it completely with ingredients purchased at the farmer's market.
So Saturday morning I made a list of ingredients and set out to the Old Town Farmer's Market in Scottsdale. My list consisted of Tomatoes, Onions, Green Onions, Jalapeno Peppers, and Fresh Chives. Let me tell you, nothing beats Pico de Gallo made with fresh ingredients. You just can't get the flavor in store bought veggies and my mouth was watering before I ever left the market.
|Tasty Ingredients Fresh from the Market|
|Now That's a Tomato|
|Dice one large tomato and put it in a bowl. |
While doing this cut off one....ok two slices of tomato,
sprinkle with sugar or salt and pepper and sample it to
be sure it tastes as delicious as it looks.
|Dice One Large Onion|
I prefer to use Red Onions
which are stronger and really
Beef up the pico. It's OK to cry
When you do this!
|Remove the seeds from one|
Jalapeno Pepper and chop into
itty bitty pieces.
Do not rub your eyes!
I REPEAT, DO NOT RUB YOU EYES!
|Chop Up The Green Part of 2 or 3 |
Green Onions. Eat the bottoms.
Brush your teeth. Take some Breath Mints
|Chop Up, Tear Up, Rip up or somehow|
cut into tiny pieces 2-3 sprigs of cilantro.
|Serve with chips or use as a topping to your|
favorite Mexican food.