Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SRC: Pico De Gallo (And a giveaway)-Closed

By now I'm sure you're aware of my fondness of any and all Mexican food.  As much as I enjoy my entree, I honestly enjoy the cheese dip, salsa, pico de gallo and chips just as much.  I could probably make a meal out of all those alone.  I do try to refrain myself, at least a little, so I can enjoy my meal and not leave the restaurant completely miserable!  Unfortunately, I fail at that goal more times than not.  Ha!
Pico de gallo is one of my all time favorite dips, and it's perfect for summer.  I love making this dip in the summer because I'm able to use fresh vegetables and herbs from my garden.  There's nothing much better than walking out to the garden and getting a few tomatoes, jalapenos, onions and chopping some fresh cilantro and coming in and making a fresh batch of pico.  I love it!  It's so easy to put together too, and it's one of those that develops more flavor the longer it sits.  Pico is also perfect for this hot weather that has come upon us; no cooking required and this dip can be enjoyed cold or at room temperature. 
As I stated before, I've enjoyed this several times but for some reason or another this simple yet delicious dip hasn't made it to the ol' blog.  Well, the wait is over!  Thanks to this round of the secret recipe club, I'm finally making this delicious dip to share with you.  For this month's swap I was given Nicole's blog, I Am Honey Bee.  Nicole's blog features not only food, but crafts and round-ups of her week and different activities she's enjoy.  She has a fun personality and her blog truly showcases that.  She has a great selection of recipes, making it difficult to choose just one.  I finally settled on the pico since I had a craving for it and some fresh veggies to use!

Pico de Gallo

Ingredients:

4 Large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 Large red onion, finely diced
1-2 Cloves garlic, minced
1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
1/2 Cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice of half a lime, more as needed
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and jalapeno in a bowl and stir to combine.  Add the cilantro and lime juice and toss.  Once ingredients are incorporated, season with salt and pepper and stir.  Taste, adjust seasonings as needed and serve or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe source: I Am Honey Bee

Now, on to the giveaway.  The next thing up for grabs for my blog's birthday is a double mezzaluna with chopping block.
 Image from Amazon
   
I absolutely love my mezzaluna.  It's perfect for finely chopping all those fresh herbs, that are typically difficult to cut using a plain cutting board and knife.  The custom bowled cutting board makes it incredibly easy to perfect cut and mince herbs and various other items.  What I love about this particular mezzaluna is it is stored directly in the cutting board; keeping the set together and the blade covered for safety.

To enter:
*Please leave a comment on this post stating:
"What your favorite summer dip is?"


*US residents only, please. Sorry for all of those overseas readers, I still love ya!


For additional entries:


*Subscribe to Lynsey Lou's via RSS or email. Return to this post and leave a comment and tell me you subscribed by leaving another comment.


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The fine print:
*You can earn a total of 4 entries.
*All entries must be received by midnight on Saturday, June 30.
*The winner will be announced on Monday, July 2. The winner will have 5 days to respond to claim their prize. If the winner has not claimed their prize within 5 days a new winner will be chosen.


Be sure to check out yesterday's giveaway and enter to win a Silpat baking mat.


Full disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored and paid for soley by Lynsey Lou's.





35 comments:

gail said...

love seven layer dip
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thewaytohisheart said...

My favorite Summer dip is pineapple salsa!

thewaytohisheart said...

I liked your FB page! Thanks!

The Home Cook said...

I love guacamole. Does that count as a dip? :)

The Home Cook said...

I subscribe to your blog.

The Home Cook said...

I like your page on Facebook.

Ange said...

Layered taco dip!

Ange said...

I liked you on Facebook!

Kristy Lynn said...

i'm with you - pico de gallo is fantastic! and so is nicole!

happy src reveal, friend!

Melanie said...

Pico de gallo is my favorite dip! So refreshing during the hot months. Great SRC pick!

Stacey said...

I love a cold caramelized onion dip, but not much beats fresh (grilled) salsa on a hot summer day!

Stacey said...

I subscribe to your blog.

Stacey said...

I like you on Facebook.

Brianna said...

I'm with you - it's all about chips and salsa!

Brianna said...

I also like you on FB!

CoCo said...

My favorite summer dip is fresh guacamole.

Heather Lynne said...

I love onion dip or guacamole in the summer time.
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Heather Lynne said...

I like your FB page

Krystal Regueiro said...

I love guacamole and this dip - http://www.mrsregueiro.com/2011/08/mediterranean-dip.html

Krystal Regueiro said...

I also follow you on FB.

justbakedbyme said...

I love 7 layer dip.

justbakedbyme said...

I like you on FB

branny said...

That mezzaluna looks great! I'd love to make hummus with it.

branny said...

I like you on FB

Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious said...

I enjoyed getting your blog in the SRC this month. Love those chicken gyros!

Eva @ Eva Bakes said...

I love a nice fresh salsa! Does that count as a dip?

Terri Sue said...

I like Hummous. I've been making it for thirty years now. About ten years ago I figured out if I put in a pound of fresh spinach or arugula while mixing things up in the food processor, and then letting it process awhile, it becomes extra soft and easy to dip. You also get a good helping of greens.

Terri Sue said...

I subscribed to you by email.

justbakedbyme said...

I subscribe :D

Melissa said...

I just made a layered taco dip that was absolutely delicious! In fact, this pico would be the perfect topping for that dip!!

Melissa said...

I also subscribe via RSS

Carolyn G said...

My favorite dip is my creamy bleau cheese herb dip

Carolyn G said...

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