Pico de Gallo & Guacamole

IMG_5874Pico de gallo is a really simple salsa to put together that is packed full of flavor.  It’s made up of diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice salt and pepper.  And is also the base for really yummy guacamole!

The pico de gallo will last for a few days, and the flavors get a little better each day so you could definitely make this dish in advance.  But I recommend making the guacamole the day you plan on eating it as it turns brown the next day and isn’t quite as appealing.

If you do have to keep your guacamole in the fridge, whether you make it earlier in the day or are saving leftovers, keep the avocado seed inside the guacamole and cover with plastic wrap that is pressed down on top of the guacamole so no extra air gets in.  This will help keep it fresh for a little bit longer and slow down the browning process.

Pico de Gallo

IMG_5876Ingredients

  • 4 vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
  • 1 yellow or white onion, diced
  • 1 head of cilantro, diced
  • juice from 1-2 limes, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Steps

  1. Combine the tomatoes, onion and cilantro in a bowl.  Add the lime juice.
  2. Salt and pepper to taste and stir everything together.
  3. Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve.

Guacamole

IMG_5920Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • pico de gallo, to taste
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • juice from 1 lime
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Steps

  1. In a bowl, combine the diced avocados, two big scoops of pico de gallo (or more or less to taste) and the diced jalapeño.  If you don’t want too much heat, remove the ribs and seeds from the jalapeño before dicing.
  2. Add the lime juice and then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Mash everything together with a fork until you’ve reached your desired consistency.  (I still like mine to have a few avocado chunks in it.)
  4. Taste and add more cilantro, pico de gallo, jalapeño or lime juice to taste.
  5. Serve immediately.

Hugs, kisses & yummy dishes… xoxo

Lauren

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