Sunday, July 27, 2014

PICO DE GALLO

Pico de gallo (pronounced pee koh de gah yoh) translates to rooster's beak. It is an authentic fresh Mexican salsa, sometimes called salsa fresca. Nothing says summer like chicken or steaks on the grill and a bowl of Pico. It is also delicious with quesadillas.


6 plum tomatoes, most of seeds removed, and diced
½ sweet onion, diced
4 scallions, diced
½ English cucumber, diced
1 bunch radishes, diced

1 jalapeƱo pepper, seeded and minced
½ to 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup fresh or thawed frozen corn
1 bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 T extra-virgin olive oil
½ t sea salt
½ t fresh or freeze-dried oregano

Place all of the above ingredients in a bowl; gently toss and set aside for 30 minutes, for the flavors to develop.