Friday, January 17, 2014

Recipe: Pico de Gallo Salsa

     Salsa has been a staple food in the Americas for  thousands of years. The Aztecs of Central Mexico combined tomatoes with their favorite peppers, corn,   chilies, squashes  and spices to make their distinct sauces, while the Mayans added   avocados to make Guacamole. 
     Even the Incas and other South American cultures had their own version of salsa.
The word “salsa” in Spanish   simply means, “Sauce,” and there are hundreds of different types of  salsas in Latin American cuisine. 
     The  kind that we most often see in the in the United States is Pico de Gallo or Salsa Cruda.
“Pico de Gallo” literally means “The Rooster’s Beak.” The strange name comes from the way that the eater holds their hand by pinching the thumb and forefinger together in the shape of a bird’s beak when eating the salsa.


Ingredients: 


 · 1 1/2 cups seeded, diced tomatoes

· 1/4 cup diced red onion

· 1 tablespoon diced jalapenos

· 1 tablespoon minced garlic

· Juice of 2 limes

· 2 tablespoons of cilantro

· Salt and pepper

· Juice of 2 limes


· 2 tablespoons of cilantro

· Salt and pepper


Directions:

 · Dice the tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and garlic and combine in a large bowl

 · Add Lime Juice and Cilantro

· Mix and add salt and pepper to taste

· Serve Immediately




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