My Daily Kitchen

Two Bests!

March 23, 2015

I won’t be shy. I make the best Guacamole and the best Pico-de-Gallo, salsas.
Why are they so good? Well, for four reasons:

  1. The flavors are clean and simple.
  2. The sauces look pretty and appetizing.
  3. They’re very versatile.
  4. And they’re healthy!

Versatility: When I co-owned Big Daddy’s Grill in Boquete, my “Pico” recipe was a favorite addition to our Fish Tacos and also delicious over Quesadillas or dumped into a serving of Mr. Big Daddy’s famous Rice & Black Beans.

My son likes to eat either sauce straight from the bowl, with a spoon. No snack healthier than this!

Keep a container full of the Pico de Gallo in your fridge for the week. Add it along side eggs or in rice. Toss some into a soup or onto a burger. Spoon it onto a cracker or mix it right into your green salad. This is a great way to stave off evil cravings that set your good eating habitts off course.

Tip: The Guacamole dish won’t last as long because of the brown tinge it gets from oxidation. However, if you store it in a plastic baggie and suck the air out, it will keep longer!

for the Pico de Gallo:image

Chop the following ingredients:
2 Cups of ripe tomatoes, keeping in the seeds
1/3 Cup sweet, white onion
1/3 Cup red onion
1/3 Cup Cilantro (or Culantro)
1 Cup ripe mango

Now squeeze in the juice of 1 Lime or 1 Lemon. Any tart citrus will do.
Sprinkle in just a dash of Cayenne (Omit if serving to children.)
Salt to taste. I sometimes use a seasoned salt, but plain old salt will do.
Remember: there is no pepper and no garlic in this recipe. Keep it simple.

imagefor the Guacamole:

Chop the following ingredients:
3 Ripe Avacadoes
3/4 Cup Ripe mango
1/2 Cup of ripe tomatoes, seeds removed
1/4 Cup sweet, white onion
1/4 Cup Cilantro (or Culantro)

Squeeze in the juice of 1 Lime or Lemon.
If you have a 1/2 ounce of fresh Mandarin or Orange Juice around, add a dash!
Salt to taste. I like to toss in a bit of seasoned salt but it is not necessary.
If not serving to children, add a dash of Cayenne.

Tip: Store Avacado mixes in a plastic baggie, removing as much air as possible to avoid browing.


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