Saturday, June 27, 2015

Fresh Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo


2 medium-sized tomatoes

1 jalapeño medium

1/2 of a red onion 

2 garlic cloves 

1  lime

salt and pepper


1)Cut tomatoes in half and scoop out the seeds. (if you don't mind a a juicer kinda thing going on, you can leave them) Dice them into small little pieces (this makes it small and nice chunky for you taste all the bites in the Pico)

 2) Jalapeno - If you like the heat leave in the seeds. Dice this up in really small pieces, much smaller than tomato; just seems to spread it out all through the Pico.

3) Take half of a red onion and dice it same way.

4)  two garlic cloves mince these ( I also have been using a jar garlic that is freeze dried, it is really a nice quick way to use garlic.

5) use the juice of a lime, and salt and pepper.

6) Mix all together an put in a container, and refrigerate. I find the a day in the fridge makes the flavors really marry together. 

Now it is ready to go. You can use it on anything. Even eat it with chips. This is a really fresh way to make a salsa and so easy. If you have never tried to make it, you really should, do it on a small scale.. next time here I will need to make a lot more, it was a hit.  So fresh, so pure and you know everything you put into it. And let's not forget the secret ingredient...that dash ... of love.

Summer here in Georgia has been very hot. The kids are home from school,l we have continuously try to find things to do to beat the heat. Usually waiting until mid day to go in the pool. I am fine with my new  hip revision surgery  and am now on able to go into the pool which makes it nice for this summer. We are just chilling, and since  I'm unable to do any big meals i am finding best way with simple ingredients that are actually the freshest and the easiest way to go,

 so really my friend

 "Life Is Really Just This Simple"

Black Bean Chorizo Toastado with Fresh Pico De Gallo

Black Beans and Chorizo Tostado with Fresh Pico De Gallo



1 can black beans  (or you can make a large pot from dried and freeze and use as you need)

Chorizo ( piece of about 4 in)(I buy the small premade  links) ( you are mainly using this to flavor the through out the beans)

Jalapeño  (jar or fresh. The amount of heat you would like)

Minced onion

Minced garlic

Toppings. (Of course whatever you like)

Sour Cream

Pico De Gallo ( if you don't have it salsa is just as good)

Corn tortillas (these are also how you like them. Fried or baked)


1)     Sautée in a pan the chorizo, garlic, and onion; until the chorizo is crumbly and cooked.

2)     Add in the black beans and jalapeños.

3)     Mix all together and  warmed through, put on to the corn tortilla. (just a small amount is enough)

4)     Add your toppings.

5)     Next post I will give you my easy Pico De  Gallo recipe.

Meals like these are one of the easiest and cheapest to make. 

* Pre-make a bag of black beans and fresh them in quart freezer bags for when you need them. 
* I also buy chorizo in the links and freeze them for when I need them and they cook up just fine.

This mixture could also be used for burritos, tacos, and pizzas.

This is a great summer time...Heat Beating Recipe

Food is a part of life, and I am finding that I am enjoying creating, really great things for my family. I am finding on this journey that the simple things really do taste the best. I as usual hope you enjoy my posts. If at anytime you need help..just holler..

"Life Is Really Just This Simple"