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Pico de gallo (salsa)

Colin had been holding out on me. Just recently (in the last couple months) he made this amazing pico de gallo and I was so impressed! I made it myself today for the first time and I felt obligated to share the recipe.

I also thought I’d share how affordable this is for nice, fresh salsa. Much better than what you can buy at the grocery store! This recipe makes *almost* 4 cups of pico de gallo, which is a lot!

Ingredients:

4 cloves of garlic (33 cents)
Juice from one lime (25 cents)
1/2 bunch of cilantro ($1.19)
2 poblano peppers (96 cents)
1 jalapeño pepper (16 cents)
3 plum tomatoes ($1.13)
1/2 red onion ($1.15) = $5.17 with enough leftover garlic, cilantro, and red onion for another batch. Plus you could shop somewhere cheaper than Publix (say, Walmart, not that I’m advocating that) and possibly make it even cheaper
Optional: salt and pepper if desired, to taste

Recipe:

1. Finely dice your tomatoes.

2. Cut up your poblano peppers in the same way.

3. Cut up your jalapeño (you can leave the seeds in or take them out.)

5. Chop about half of your red onion.

6. Chop your garlic. Add onion and garlic.

7. Wash, shred, and add your cilantro.

8. Cut and juice your lime over your pico de gallo.

9. Complete!

Now, just enjoy your fresh pico de gallo with some chips, with practically any Mexican dish, or straight from the container. Whatever you want. 🙂
This is one of my favorite ways to eat vegetables.

Post by: Melissa
Photos by: Melissa


Breakfast for Dinner: Huevos Rancheros

I always seem to have a craving for Mexican food. However, when Colin suggested huevos rancheros I was hesitant. I’ve never liked incorporating eggs into my meals other than a simple scramble for breakfast, or fried eggs alongside some toast or an English muffin. However, this turned out very well!

Ingredients:

6 eggs
6 flour tortillas
1/2 can chili
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 Tablespoon Dried ground ancho pepper, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes
Rice a Roni Mexican Rice (optional, side dish) 

Recipe:

1. Fry all the eggs to your preference.

(Be sure to pepper the eggs)

2. Combine chili and tomatoes in a pot and cook on low heat.

3. Add the spices to the chili mixture and cook until liquidy like a sauce.

4. Cook tortillas in microwave or on stove.

5. Place tortillas on a plate, with an egg on each.

6. Drizzle with sauce and whatever other toppings you would like.

7. Plate with Rice a Roni Mexican rice, refried beans, etc.

8. Enjoy!

Post by: Melissa Rook
Pictures by: Melissa Rook and Colin Diltz