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Pico de Gallo

This recipe holds particularly fond memories for me as I learnt it while vacationing with two of my best friends last year. One of them had been residing in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for the winter and we had gone to visit her. What began as our first snack at a sweet beach-side restaurant the moment our plane landed, quickly turned into a requirement before every meal. Seeing as both of my friends work in the food industry, they took it upon themselves to dissect what was in this refreshingly simple, flavourful dish. Shortly thereafter we began ingesting it on the regular, making it each morning before heading to the beach, and sustaining ourselves on it until we’d return to get ready for supper, wet, sandy, sun-kissed and content. It’s one of my favourites as it only requires a handful of ingredients, many of which you may already have, and only minutes of your time. Take a look below for the recipe!

what you’ll need:
:: 3-4 tomatoes, chopped
:: 1 medium sized white onion, diced
:: 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
:: the juices of 1 lime
:: 1 jalapeño, chopped (I like spice so I kept the seeds, but if you are more of the mild type remove the seeds as they do pack a punch)
:: 1 garlic clove, minced
:: a pinch of sea salt

what you’ll do:
mix all of the ingredients together in one bowl and try to let it sit in the fridge for an hour or so. I only say this because it will give all of the ingredients the opportunity to marinate a little. When I put this together for a lazy sunday afternoon last weekend, Justin and I just couldn’t wait and found ourselves with half of the bowl left not long after it was made. All to say is I’m not judging if you skip the marinating step.

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    July 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    What a delicious recipe for the summer, with nachos on the side. I will definitely try it. Have a great weekend! :)

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    July 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    yum! i’ve been meaning to make some fresh salsa. this may just be the straw that broke the camels back. happy friday!

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      July 29, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      haha I’m glad I was able to give you that final push.

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    July 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Pretty sure I could live off of salsa alone- need to try this recipe!

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    July 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    i’m definitely making this today! it looks delicious. thanks for the comment on my blog btw, i really appreciate it :)

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    July 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    It’s a known fact that nothing is better than fresh salsa….except maybe fresh guacamole, but that’s a personal choice :) Have a fab weekend :)

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      August 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      oh it’s true. Fresh guacamole cannot be beat! I’m still trying to perfect my recipe

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    Anna @ Acquainted With The Night
    July 30, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Gosh that looks like a delicious salsa recipe! :D Seriously! My mouth is already watering!

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      August 2, 2011 at 10:07 am

      haha – it really is delicious!

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    July 30, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I am saving this recipe up for the New Zealand summer – it looks so lovely and refreshing.

    Andrea x

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    brooke field
    July 30, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    hi there :) just found your beautiful blog and already love it!

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    Whitney Johnson
    August 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    chips and salsa are one of my favorite things in the world! my husband would LOVE this–definitely going to try it. thanks for sharing :)

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      August 2, 2011 at 10:09 am

      let me know what you think! I’m curious if you two love it as much as we do

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