Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fresh Pico de Gallo w/Homemade Tortilla Chips

***Brad and I took our honeymoon in the Mayan Riviera. It was the most incredible place I've ever been to...from our beautiful resort, to the fabulous food. One thing that stands out was the yummy chips and pico de gallo. I swear, we could have eaten nothing but that and we would have been happy....LOL. This recipe for pico de gallo is as close to the real thing as I could probably ever get (short of taking a trip back to Mexico!). So, here it is!***

Pico de Gallo:
***I never measure things when making this recipe, so these amounts are just guesstimates....please feel free to adjust these amounts to your liking!***

1 large tomato, diced into small pieces
1 small onion, diced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Fresh lime juice, to taste

Mix all ingredients. Stir well and chill in the fridge. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!

Homemade Tortilla Chips:
***I know, I know....buying a bag of store-bought tortilla chips is much easier. However, if you have the time, you've got to try this recipe at least once. You won't go back...I promise!***

1 pkg corn tortillas
Canola Oil

To make the tortilla chips, heat a saucepan of canola oil over medium-high heat. Cut each corn tortilla into 4 chip-sized wedges. Place wedges in hot oil and cook until desired crispness. Using tongs, carefully remove chips from oil and place on a paper towel to drain. Season with salt. Pretty simple, huh?


Jaime said...

I love homemade tortilla chips! It's been a while since I've made them. I need to add tortillas to my grocery list. :)

Anonymous said...

Pico de gallo with jalapenos adds a punch!