Monday, March 12, 2012

Recipe: Pico de Gallo (& News Flash!)

Happy Daylight Savings!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I loved seeing Houston in the daylight when I drove home today!  Sunshine peeking through the trees?  Yes, please!


I'm not looking forward to another Texas summer, but I'm like a flower Chia pet.  I need sunlight!  It's time to gear up for spring and summer!

Today I have the easiest recipe that will be so useful for BBQs, parties, bonfires, and all other social gatherings!  Skip the additives and preservatives in store-bought brands, and make your own pico de gallo!  

Why?  
Because it's so easy, and it's far healthier.  
And I said so... though I'm sure that doesn't carry much clout.


Pico de Gallo
Adapted from what my mom told me to do three years ago.  :-)

Ingredients:


4 tomatoes, diced
1/2 yellow or red onion (1/3 if it's a large onion), diced
4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
4 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:
 Mix first three ingredients.
Add lime juice and stir.
Sprinkle sea salt and stir.
Optional: Season to taste with pepper and/or minced garlic.
Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

 (I had enough to fill a 24 oz jar and then some.)

 Enjoy with carrots, sliced bell peppers, cucumber slices, or chips!  Happy snacking!

What is your favorite party snack?

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NEWS FLASH: Let it be known that exactly six weeks after launching TBS, we hit 100 readers today!  Thank you so much for reading, commenting, e-mailing, and sharing!  Blogging has turned out to be so much more than just writing, because of the inspirational and talented people I've "met"!  Let's continue this journey together!  For now, I'll just have to host that giveaway which arrived much sooner than I thought it would!  Stay tuned!  And thanks again for reading!

12 comments:

Kara said...

I'm here in Louisiana so I feel your pain! I love that you still use your mom's recipe. So sweet!

Emily Hope said...

Congrats on on your blogging success....I am always impressed that people can find their groove so quickly. I've been blogging nearly a year and am just slowing building readership. Way to go to you!!!

Marie said...

So awesome that you hit 100!! Congratulations, Linz!

Emily said...

That pico looks YUM.

And congrats on 100! That was the first thing I noticed =) You rock chica...and it's no wonder why people love your blog!

Laura @ My Green Pen said...

Yay for 100 readers! You are awesome! Can't wait to try that recipe!!

Unpublished Life said...

Congrats on 100 followers! Great accomplishment:)

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KC said...

Congrats on 100 followers!!!!

Meg Cady said...

CONGRATS ON 100!!!!
YAY EXCITING!

I hightaled my butt out of TX for the week, but I am glad to see you've been getting some sun back!

That pico looks so good!
and the best part is all you've got to do its a avocado and you have made TWO wonderful summer time faves!!

XO

Valerie Griffin said...

congrats on reaching 100!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

WOAH 100?! Look at you gooooo :)
So proud of you!

And I am so loving this time change. I mean I hate it when it's time to get out of bed, but I love that night time doesn't start until around 8! yes!

Annnnd this stuff looks amazing.
I love dips - hummus, salsa, guac...so I definitely need to try this!

Happy Tuesday, lovely!
xo

Devon @ TheMermaidChronicles said...

Yum! I always mean to make my own salsa, but I never get around to it. This is a great recipe! Thanks!

Eden Marie said...

Oh my goodness that sounds so yummy!!! Your blog is adorable! :)