For the Grow Your Own #3 blogging event, I’m contributing pico de gallo that I made with the last of the Roma tomatoes of the summer, which were grown on my back deck. The other ingredients (onions, garlic, additional tomatoes, poblanos, jalapenos, cilantro) are also local, with only the lime juice and salt being not Ohio grown or made. Wow – with the weather we’ve been having lately, summer seems like a lifetime ago. I love the reds and oranges and yellows of autumn but I think I’m already beginning to miss the bright reds and greens of August.
Pico de Gallo
10 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped and seeded
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 small poblano pepper, seeded and chopped finely
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped finely
1 clove garlic, chopped finely
juice from 1/2 lime
10 stems cilantro leaves, minced
salt to taste
Mix all ingredients together, and then cover and let sit overnight in fridge to steep and allow flavor to develop.