Do you know what ruins a Mexican meal faster than a sneeze? Cilantro. Yes, ladies and gentleman, I stand firmly on the “No Cilantro” team. But I do like a good pico de gallo. I know, the big choices that I have to make in life. Usually at restaurants, I just get the pico de gallo on the side and pitifully pick through to make sure my meal is cilantro-free. So, when I’m home, I whip up my own version of pico de gallo. I know plenty of other people dislike cilantro too so for Week 5 of the 6 Weeks of Salsa, I’m sharing my version of pico de gallo.
Here’s what you need: some tomatoes, a white onion, lime juice, and some young parsley. You get the look of cilantro and the herbaceous taste is really great.
Since I’m once again using my Ninja Blender, I gave half my onion a rough chop. Same with my tomato. I decided to make a smaller batch this time since I didn’t have very much parsley so I only did 1/2 an onion and 1 tomato.
First, I put the onion in and got that bad boy chopped. Once they were almost to the size I wanted, I added the parsley and the tomato. Chop it all until it’s the consistency you want. I like mine a little chunky. Then put it in a bowl and mix in 1-2 teaspoons of lime juice. Now, you’re done and can dig right in but I thought I would share my favorite way to enjoy it.
Mexican chicken tostadas are something I love to eat. Making Mexican chicken is so easy. Just throw some chicken breast, taco seasoning, chicken broth, and salsa in a slow cooker and let that simmer. You can keep your chicken in chunks or you can shred it. Then, I pan-fry a flour tortilla in peanut oil. I top that with lettuce, chicken, cheese, and the pico de gallo. It’s amazing!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1-2 tomatoes
- 1 white onion
- 2-3 tablespoons young parsley
- 1-2 teaspoons lime juice
- Roughly chop onion and tomato
- Pulse onion until it’s nearly the consistency you’d like
- Add tomato and parley and pulse until it’s the consistency you like
- Mix in lime juice
- Enjoy with chips, tacos, or the tostado above
What’s your favorite way to enjoy pico de gallo? Are you pro-cilantro or nay-cilantro?