Mess with the rooster, you get the beak

In Recipies on January 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm


I've looked all day and cannot find the beak



Looking for a vegetarian snack that can become a lunch?  Try making Pico de Gallo (Beak of the rooster!) and serve it with corn chips or tortilla chips.  It is even great for breakfast when it is stirred into a bowl of ordinary rice.  I saw some pre-made in the grocery store selling for about $4 per pint!



2 large tomatoes, seeded and then diced small

1 medium to large sweet onion, diced small

1-2 tsp lime (or lemon) juice

1 C (packed) cilantro leaves

1-3 jalapeno peppers (seeded for less heat), fine mince

salt to taste


Here’s the tough part…mix all of the above and serve immediately.  This is a condiment best served at its freshest.  When it sits for more than a short time, it turns into a soggy mess.  Thankfully, it is so easy to make that making it ahead is not necessary.  But, do not despair if last night’s Pico got runny overnight.  Toss it into a blender or food processor, add some cumin, thyme, and salt and make it into a simple salsa.


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