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Pico de Gallo and Guacamole

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Description

This isn’t a meal, but it’s yummy. Oh, I absolutely love Pico de Gallo—the freshness of tomatoes, the clean flavor of cilantro, the cool, crisp wonderfulness of it all.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE PICO DE GALLO:
  • 5 whole Plum (roma) Tomatoes
  • ½ whole Large (or 1 Small) Onion
  • 3 whole Jalapeno Peppers
  • Cilantro
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt To Taste
  • _____
  • FOR THE GUACAMOLE:
  • 3 whole Avocados
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt To Taste

Preparation

Pico de Gallo:
Chop jalapenos, tomatoes and onions into a very small dice. (Leave seeds in your jalapenos for a hotter pico). Adjust amount of jalapenos to your preferred temperature. Next, chop up a nice-sized bunch of cilantro. Just remove and discard the long leafless stems before chopping. No need to remove the leaves from the stems completely. Place all of these ingredients together in a bowl and give it a good stir.

Squeeze the juice of half of one lime into the bowl. Add salt to taste and stir again.

Guacamole:
Start with buttery-soft avocados. Halve them lengthwise and remove the pits. Next, with a spoon scrape the “meat” out onto a large plate. Next, with the bottom of a clean cup (or with a fork) mash the avocados, making sure to leave it relatively chunky. Add just a couple of shakes of salt to taste. Next, add a generous helping of Pico de Gallo. Fold together. Lastly squeeze the juice of half of a lime over the top. Give it one last stir.

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smartgirl65 on 2.27.2011

I made the pico de gallo today without the guacamole and oh my gosh…it is AWESOME!! Huge difference between fresh and anything else I’ve tasted. It didn’t take long and smelled and tasted sooooo good :) Thanks Ree!!

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jenrt3 on 9.16.2010

Totally awesome.

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livp on 7.9.2010

Simply incredible. I made this for a party, and it was a huge hit. Next time I make it, I will definitely triple the recipe (I doubled it this time, and barely had enough!).

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bleammel on 6.5.2010

I found your recipe last week or so and needed something to take to a Memorial Day picnic! WOW, was this stuff Yummy! I’ve had it before, but never new what it was called. I can’t wait to make the guacamole version! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!

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Liza on 1.16.2010

This stuff is heavenly!

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Heather Lowe on 4.2.2012

AMAZING!!! The best pico & guacamole I’ve ever tasted. I received rave reviews from friends when I brought to a recent cook-out. They couldn’t get enough…and neither could I. Unfortunately it was so good I didn’t have any left overs to bring home :)

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kdachtler on 7.26.2011

YUM! This was great–I doubled the batch and invited some friends over for a gabfest and it was gone before I knew it. This stuff is AWESOME! I can’t wait to try it out with tacos and quesadillas.

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subau on 6.20.2011

Oh, dear me! I have never liked guacamole but this recipe changed my thinking. I seriously could eat this every day for supper, don’t even need chips, just give me a fork!

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jackieskitchen on 4.30.2011

This was so good. I I found it just in time for Cinco de mayo!

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Juanita on 4.2.2011

The pico turned out great. I used two jalapenos and that was spicey enough for me. I also used tons of cilantro.

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