And the sun is gone again from Durham, so everyone has gone back to doing house/dinner parties rather than staying outside and one of my friends decided to host a Mexican themed night with fajitas, nachos and some tequila. I volunteered to bring the dips – guacamole and pico de gallo. The guacamole recipe will appear here later but today it is the pico de gallo that I am writing about.
This is basically just a chopped tomato salad with a but more seasoning. You can either use as a dip with tortilla chips, in a tortilla with some meat/veg or as a salad side.
You can either do this by hand chopping everything and mixing together or you can just throw everything into a food processor and pulsing. This results in a bit smoother texture which can be more suitable for dipping.
Then season the mixture with a lot of lime juice and a bit of salt to taste, I usually to do this slightly more than I would like as the taste fades after chilling.
And serve with tortilla chips!
|Pico de Gallo
Adapted from BBC Good Food
|Prep time: 15 mins|
|Makes dip for about 4 people.
Serve as a dip with tortilla chips, as a side with fajitas or as a side to whatever you want.