Easy Pico de Gallo Recipe
Easy Pico de Gallo
Here’s what’ you’ll need and how it’s going to go down. It’s very easy just be careful with the peppers and onions. If you happen to pick some spicy ones you will be crying! Here’s an interesting tidbit:
If while cutting an onion you cry, it’s said to be because you are a jealous person.
How about that?! Celosa/Celoso much? Jealous much?
To truly have a delicious Pico, make sure you have the freshest ingredients available. My papa (that’s what I called my grandfather) always said that in any self respecting Mexican household you would find “La Bandera” chile, cebollas y tomates. LOL Green peppers, white onions and red tomatoes, like the Mexican flag and to make salsa of course! LOL I miss my papa. He was a lot of fun.
Squeeze the juice of the two lemons into the veggies then stir it up. Careful not to drop seeds into the pico.
Que rico si?
Here’s something about me you probably don’t know. I don’t like spicy food.. Yeah. I should be kicked out of my culture 🙁 But I just can’t. I’ll make it for my husband and just watch him enjoy it. He’ll be enjoying the heck out of this Pico de Gallo.
I am 1st generation Mexican-American. My mom was born in northern Mexico, then immigrated to east Texas in the 70’s. We were raised pretty traditional yet not, if that makes any sense. My mom was always such an independent and progressive person; raised us three girls to be so as well. I guess our dad was on board too, since he would take us hunting and taught us how to use guns.. that’s another story!
We all learned to cook Mexican food, the basics and then some. I love being able to make some of the dishes my mom and grandmother made when I was little. One of the side dishes pretty constant in our lives during holidays and cook outs was Pico de Gallo. I wanted to share our easy pico de gallo recipe in honor of Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo has become a truly commercialized holiday here in the United States, in my opinion. In the state of Coahuila, where my mom was born there were no celebrations. Cinco de Mayo is actually the celebration of the win of the Battle of Puebla. The state of Puebla is south central Mexico, see the arrow. Coahuila is pretty far so the “W” for that battle wasn’t too exciting I guess? Who knows. My point is my mom wasn’t raised to celebrate Cinco de Mayo so I wasn’t raised celebrating it either.
The question now goes, Will I celebrate and educate my kiddos? Absolutely! I mean I’m not going to rent a margarita machine or anything like that but we’ll have a traditional Mexican dish that day and say, “Salud!” To our meal and the victory of our ancestors that Fifth day of May in 1862.
This is part of the Texas Latino Blogger’s Cinco de Mayo Blog Hop. Join us all this week as we celebrate the #RealCincodeMayo. Now go check out the rest of the posts!
04/28 Tejana Made
04/29 Que Means What
05/01 Mejorando Mi Hogar
05/02 Momma of Dos
05/03 Family Love In My City
05/05 Your Sassy Self
Oh and just for fun, here’s the Vine I did while I was making the Pico de Gallo… Loud kid in the background and all. Thanks Ezra!