Some people calls it Pico de Gallo. Some other people call it Fresh Salsa. I call it DELICIOUS! Salsa is one of those foods that you have to try and eat fresh. No store brand can compete with the taste that a fresh tomato, onion, pepper, cilantro, jalapeño, and lemon gives to the real deal. Our kids love to eat it with our chicken enchiladas and tacos… My teens even make this salsa for a snack!Pico de Gallo Fresh Salsa Recipe - This is the best salsa I've ever had!

My favorite part about this recipe is that it is 100% natural and 100% delicious! You should know that I’m one of those people that loves donuts, cookies, and cake WAY TOO  MUCH… Let’s just say I’m not a curvy girl just because.  Every time I have a chance to squish something that is healthy and actually delicious as part of my diet I go for it. When I eat this salsa I can almost hear my belly thanking me for all the goodness found in each bite.  You are going to love it!

Pico de Gallo Fresh Salsa Recipe - This is the best salsa I've ever had!

Before I share the recipe let me also share with you a little something that happened on my Facebook page HERE the other day. I posted there the picture below as an invitation for our Facebook followers and friends to share their voice and hopefully a bit of their memories with me.  Call me old fashion or a hopeless romantic but I am one of those people that still gets nostalgic and feels warm inside when I make the same recipes that my grandma and mom passed down to me. The familiar smell and taste are simply magical. It takes me back to my childhood, to the many times I helped my mama cook, to the unforgettable lazy summers when I visited the home of my “abuela” and “abuelo”. It takes me back to my roots, to that part of me that will forever be home.

After reading over 180 comments I was touched to see that I’m not the only one that feels this way… Take a look and read the comments of so many of our wonderful readers and you won’t be able to stop smiling. So many wonderful thoughts and memories shared by so many different people inspired by family recipes!

One of our readers said this: 
Sheesh – EVERYTHING! It was such a different time. Food wasn’t just sustenance or convenient. It was homemade with love, attention and intention. There was little to nothing those 2 women prepared for/with me that wasn’t delicious. Well, except liver. Even my Mom couldn’t make THAT taste good! Sorry liver people. 😝” 
I share all of this today to show that you and I, every mom, sister, grandma, grandpa, brother, dad… ANYONE has the power to be the one that makes something homemade with love, attention and intention. The time that we put today making small things like a meal, a snack, a favorite treat will be remembered by our kids and grandkids in the future. It will be the “magical” thing that reminds them that they are loved. 

 Even a simple recipe like this one that I’m sharing today can become the unforgettable “salsa” that my kids will remember tomorrow! How cool is that?!

Pico de Gallo Fresh Salsa
 
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Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • ½ cup chopped tomato
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper
  • ¾ cup chopped white onion
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro - Depending on your taste
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon shredded jalapeño - Depending on your taste
  • Juice of 1 medium size lemon
  • Sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop the vegetables in small pieces and put them in a medium size bowl.
  2. Chop the cilantro. Add it to the bowl.
  3. Use a cheese grader to shred the jalapeño. Add it to the bowl.
  4. Cut the lemon in half and squish the lemon juice on top of the chopped vegetables. Use a spoon to stir all the veggies together.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!
Notes
Feel free to add more lemon juice, cilantro, jalapeño and/or salt to meet your taste.

 

So yummy!

Pico de Gallo Fresh Salsa Recipe - This is the best salsa I've ever had!

Do you have a favorite recipe? 

Do you have a recipe that your mom or grandma cooked that was your favorite?

Make sure to leave me a comment I would love to hear about it! 

Here are some other recipes that our family loves!

Nutella Banana Bread – Click HERE

Recipe - Nutella Banana Bread at the36thavenue.com PIN IT NOW AND MAKE IT LATER!
 
 
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup – CLICK HERE
 
Slow Cooker Soup at the36thavenue.com
 
 
Best Chicken Enchiladas – Click HERE

Best Chicken Enchiladas EVER! Pin it now and make them later!

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XO

Desiree

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