i heart saturdays. i heart food. i heart mexican food.
we had a birthday party a couple of weekends back and i made this extremely easy recipe for
pico de gallo and guacomole.
do you know who this is? have you ever
perused salivated over her recipes? this girl does it all. she
lives on a ranch. she homeschools her children.
she takes awesome photographs.
she wrote a cookbook.
cooks. and bakes. amazing. i want to be her. seriously.
anyway, this recipe for the pico and the guac came straight from her blog! her recipes are easy
and she is funny as well. hop on over and take a peek! you will feel
right at home!
pico de gallo
■5 whole Plum (roma) Tomatoes
■½ whole Large (or 1 Small) Onion
■3 whole Jalapeno Peppers
■Salt To Taste
Pico de Gallo:
Chop jalapenos, tomatoes and onions into a very small dice. (Leave seeds in your jalapenos for a hotter pico). Adjust amount of jalapenos to your preferred temperature. Next, chop up a nice-sized bunch of cilantro. Just remove and discard the long leafless stems before chopping. No need to remove the leaves from the stems completely. Place all of these ingredients together in a bowl and give it a good stir.
Squeeze the juice of half of one lime into the bowl. Add salt to taste and stir again.
Start with buttery-soft avocados. Halve them lengthwise and remove the pits. Next, with a spoon scrape the “meat” out onto a large plate. Next, with the bottom of a clean cup (or with a fork) mash the avocados, making sure to leave it relatively chunky. Add just a couple of shakes of salt to taste. Next, add a generous helping of Pico de Gallo. Fold together. Lastly squeeze the juice of half of a lime over the top. Give it one last stir.
the pico de gallo:
annnd the yummy guacamole:
the pics are kind of blurry....i need to work on the photography skills....i bet ree, the pioneer woman
can help me out with that also! she is one amazing lady.
everyone gobbled up both of these like nobody's business.
if you love salsa also, you
can throw all of the same ingredients in your
food processor with a little olive oil and process until salsa consistency...
um, dont mix the avacados in if you are making salsa. (i am quite sure all of you would
figure that out...but just in case.....)
now scurry off doing the mexican hat dance and make some yumminessssss!!!
love and huggies,