In trying to eliminate more fats from my diet, I have been trying to make salads that are tasty and not boring, but with low-calorie oilless dressings. I LOVE pico de gallo. And though I make my own gringo salsa, I had never tried my own pico de gallo. What was I thinking! So I decided to try it, and except for the batch where I put in a few red “jalapenos” from my farmer’s organic box (OUCH!–Told you I was gringo!), it is working out nicely. Big yum factor!
Cut up organic tomatoes into small pieces. I used 2 big ones. You can say “dice” if you feel really cheffy.
Put in the juice of one small lime. I bought this juicing tool eons ago and never used it. I almost put it in a box for the thrift store, but decided to try it for squeezing lemon on a salad. Wow! I don’t know what I did before without it. Well, I do know. I used my hand . . . and then a fork to try to dig out all the seeds that slipped through.
Dice green onions and red onions, cilantro, and as many jalapenos as you feel comfortable with. I was a little gun-shy with this batch after the last hot experience!
Mix together and let set for a while to meld the flavors.
Serve over a green salad, along with homegrown sprouts and mango. Yum. I don’t even miss the olive oil.