Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Salsa Mexicana at Ruby Tuesday!

Salsa Mexicana aka Pico de Gallo

This was the Salsa Mexicana we enjoyed at the beach at Las Hamacas Restaurant at Boca de Pascuales, Mexico this past week. In deep south Texas we call this pico de gallo... but in Mexico, if you order this you may get a fruit salad and then again.. they may not know what you are talking about at all. Pico de gallo translated means rooster's beak.

My recipe for Salsa Mexicana
Red, red, red tomatoes, diced
Yellow onion, diced
Seranno chili cut in half length-wise, seeds and membrane removed and then minced. (If you rub your eyes after that, you are in some trouble. So be aware that you are working with a "dangerous" substance!)
Cilantro, chopped... no stems, please
Squeeze a good amount of fresh lime over the mixture
Sprinkle with sea salt
   Add chopped avocado to this and it is even yummier. Many people add minced garlic and a little olive oil.
There are many recipes for this but this is the basic one. And it's so healthy!

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The Fajdich Times said...

You Salsa looks so good. I like to add avocado and fresh mango in mine:)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That looks yummy Karen! I am so jealous, you down in the warm Mexican sunshine! Enjoy! Cindy

Joyce said...

Thanks for warning people not to rub their eyes. I had a friend you touched her eye and was in the ER and then miserable for another few days. I usually put on disposable plastic gloves when I chop up any hot items. I just had some fresh salsa this weekend while on vacation and it was so delicious. I like to put salsa on my chicken and fish too.

Celestial Charms said...

Yummy! That is what I love about Mexican cuisine. Everything is so fresh and simple. I'm really craving this now, great photo.

eileeninmd said...

I love salsa, your looks delicious.

Calming Scents said...

that looks great. Salsa and Mexican food are absolutely my TOP pick.

Mary said...

What a terrific photo! I also love the salsa recipe you shared with us today. I'll wager it tastes as good as it looks. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary