Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pico de Gallo - Fresh Salsa

This is one of my favorite ways to make a lot of tomatoes and peppers disappear fast. Since salsa is thought of as more of a snack food instead of a health food, just about anyone will eat it; including kids. I also love taking a big bowl of this to parties or to work for a treat.

Approximately 20 medium tomatoes - under ripe orange tomatoes that are still firm taste the best
1 large onion
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 large bell peppers or the equivalent in whatever mild peppers you have. I also like to use Sweet Banana Peppers
2 large Anaheim peppers or the equivalent in medium peppers
2-3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and deveined and minced (optional)
Juice from 2 limes
1 bunch cilantro
Salt to taste

Finely chop tomatoes, peppers, onion, and cilantro. Crush garlic. Juice limes. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl with salt. Mix thoroughly and allow to sit for at least 15 min. for the flavors to develop. Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping for burritos, tacos, or chili.

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