Sunday, January 30, 2011
More Favorite Things!
My husband surprised me with this mug a long time ago. It says on the sides, "Laugh often, Dream Always, Live Well, Love Deeply." It's a great pick-me-up in the morning; that and the coffee inside!
Another edition of my favorite things: Today it's a Mexican salsa called Pico de Gallo.
I would stop at the Mexican restaurant on the way home from work just to pick some up, and I worked 2nd shift, so that was around 11:30 at night, and not in the best neighborhood. My husband was alarmed at this, and the craving for the salsa was worse when I was pregnant, so I finally figured out how to make it myself.
Here it is!
1 tomato (I pick the just turning red vs. deep red because of taste preference)
1 jalapeno (de-seeded, unless you like it hot!)
1/4 cup cilantro
1/2 of med. onion
Dice all the vegetables into tiny, fine pieces. The key to toning down the onion flavor is to soak the onion pieces in cold water first and I squish it through my hand to get the slim off a little. (Nothing scientific, but it works!) Then mix everything together and add lemon or lime juice and salt to taste. I put in about 1/4 cup lemon juice and tons of salt.
This salsa is sooo good for you, no fat, all veggies, and the possibilities are endless. I add it to rice, eggs, grilled chicken, basically anything. Hope you're all having a great weekend!