I have always been afraid of cooking with jalepenos (or any spicy pepper). When they have come up in recipes I always omit them. But the other day when I was grocery shopping I decided to go for it. So I added a jalepeno, a lime, and an onion to my cart.
|In other Kit Kat Crafting crafting, please note I made this bowl in Ceramics in college!|
However, I forgot the key ingredients of pico de gallo: TOMATOES and cilantro.
I don't know what I was thinking.
So today I walked to the local market and bought roma tomatoes and cilantro.
Results: Sadly I didn't like my homemade pico de gallo as much as I like Trader Joe's. I think this is because I didn't chop my tomatoes small enough and my ingredients weren't very high quality. But I am no longer afraid of working with spicy peppers (though I am still very nervous about taking my contacts out tonight. I should invest in some latex gloves). So, win.
I followed a recipe from The Pioneer Woman. I scaled it down though and used:
1/4 of an onion
2.5 small roma tomatoes
half of a small bundle of cilantro
juice of 1/2 lime
a sprinkle of salt.
Here is what we ate it with:
The other half of the Mexican Vegetarian Casserole that I made a week and a half ago and froze! It was very yummy, though even juicier than the unfrozen version so I had to let it cook even longer. Next time I make it I'm definitely omitting the can of diced tomatoes! It just makes it too juice and there are already tomatoes from the salsa.