Pico de gallo is ridiculoulsly simple. That's why it's so delicious.
It only takes a few minutes to put together, and can be used in countless ways.
Take one clove of garlic. Smash it with the flat of your knife. Take off the peel. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
Do a quick mince of the garlic, then turn your knife flat, pressing the broad side against the garlic, and smash while you scrape the knife along the cutting board.
This alternately presses, smashes/squeezes the garlic, breaks it up with the kosher salt and extracts some of the juices, and then chops it up fine.
Better than a garlic press, faster, and easier to clean up.
But it's not clean up time yet….
Take 1/3 cup cilantro leaves, 1/2" thick slice of red onion, and 1/3 of a jalepeno (more if you like it spicy!) Give all of them a rough chop, then pile it all together on your cutting board and dice, dice, dice away.
Dump all of this in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and give it a healthy squeeze of lime juice.
Then take 5 really good, fresh tomatoes (not the pink plastic off-season stuff) and chop them to the size you like, add them to the bowl, and give the whole thing a good mix.
Let sit for 15 minutes.
I TOLD you it was easy!
Remember those countless ways to use your fresh pico de gallo? My personal favorite is guacamole.
Take 2 avocados. Cut them in half, remove the seeds.
Whatever the heck they are called.
Scoop out that creamy green deliciousness to your cutting board, take a fork, and mash the avocado into mush-with-chunks.
That would be a technical cooking description. Mush-with-chunks.
Scrape all that avocado-y goodness into a bowl, season lightly with salt and pepper, and give it a squirt of lime juice for good measure.
Then- here comes the really tricky part- scoop some of the pico de gallo you just made into the avocado mush-with-chunks.
Mix it up. Taste it. Taste it again.
Add more lime juice and salt and pepper as desired.
Taste one more time, just to be sure it's right.
Enjoy in any way you like… like on a bacon burger….or straight from a spoon.