Pico de Gallo

Good morning everyone,

It’s brachytherapy week – intense radiation treatment to help my body get the cancer out and keep it out.  Needless to say, everything smells awful and despite the smell, food is tasteless to me.  So tonight, I wanted something easy and light to feed the family with some great flavours that they could enjoy but would not fill my kitchen will so many smells that I became overwhelmed.

This is pico de gallo, a tomato salsa from Latin America that is absolutely delicious (I’ve tasted this recipe before… it’s almost tasteless to me today).  You can up the heat or lower the heat and still have a tasty, tasty side dish for dipping or as a complement with nachos (which is what we’re doing).

Pico de Gallo

2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 sweet onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno pepper, sliced, seeds removed and finely diced
1/4 cup finely sliced cilantro leaves
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

Combine the tomato, onion, jalapeno and cilantro in a serving bowl.  Add the salt, pepper and lime juice.  Mix well and adjust the seasonings to your liking.

Serve.

So easy!

Until next time,
Peace and love,
Himmat

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