Thursday, August 28, 2008


I just love the lazy days of summer, but alas, it seems they are nearing their end.
I wanted to share with you a summer recipe that has had us dippin' and lickin' our fingers many times! I will probably make it one more time for us before the rains come and I start thinking about roasted pumpkin seeds and apple farms!

This recipe is my variation on the Latin American Chismole:

2 tomatoes, chopped finely and mushily
1 smallish sweet onion, chopped extra fine
1 small bunch of cilantro, chopped fine
1 lime
sea salt
fresh cracked pepper

Chop ingredients with a chopper or food processor. Place in pretty bowl. Squeeze lime juice into mix. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Stir. Enjoy with tortilla chips or on tacos!

Optional: freshly minced garlic or a small bit of finely chopped jalapeno if you like zing! But don't make the mistake like me of touching the inside of the jalapeno. My fingers were burning for 2 days! If you'd like this dip to be more like salsa, add more tomatoes.

Simple and tasty, just the way cooking should be!

~ christa jean


Youthful One said...


Similar, but simpler than the Pico de Gallo my step-dad loves to make. I could drink the stuff.

If you'd like to make it a bit heartier, add some red & yellow bell peppers. You can certainly add jalapeno and the more lime you add will cut the spice of the jalapeno. We like it really limey and cilantro-y. (This is his version of pico de gallo.)

Youthful One said...

oops - I meant to add garlic in there - we put in the onions and garlic with it all... :D

christa jean said...

Mmmm, yummmm!
I also love to add chunks of avocado, it makes it, well... more chunky!