Monday, August 6, 2012

Colorful Heirloom Pico de Gallo

What pulls at your heart? For some people it's puppies. For others, it's babies. Still for others, red high heels. Me? Pretty tomatoes. I go weak in the knees for the confused fruit-vegetable, especially the gorgeous heirloom varietals.

And while fresh salsa could be red, why be red when you could be rainbow?!

This salsa was inspired by a video that notwithoutsalt put out on dating her husband. The video was just so precious while her kids contributed to preparing the food for mommy and daddy's date night in.

I loved the fresh simple ingredients. And with red, orange and yellow tomatoes starring me down that afternoon, how could I resist?

Heirloom Pico de Gallo (the usual suspects)

3 heirloom tomatoes small dice(preferably different colors)

1 jalapeno, seeded and diced

2 cloves garlic, smashed and diced

1/2 red onion diced

1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped

Juice from half of a lime

Sea salt to taste

Might I suggest you should get your knives sharpened? When was the last time? Ever? I'm telling you, it's beyond worth it. Usually a couple bucks per knife. If you live in California, Raleys/Bel Air's meat department will do three per visit for free!

Tomato chopping? Now... effortless.

Onion time. Red is so good for this salsa.

The cilantro and lime freshen. The pepper is a perfect, not overwhelming, heat.

Add all the ingredients together in a bowl and stir.

Grab the chips!

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