Traditional Pico De Gallo

I could (and often do) eat Mexican food every day.  My husband always teases me that I am Mexican.  When it comes to my love of Mexican Cuisine, I pretty much am.  This recipe for Traditional Pico De Gallo is just that, no frills, no secret ingredients, just a simple loving concoction of a few of my favorite things.  I make a lot of salsas and I encourage you to try them out.  This simple straight forward traditional Pico De Gallo is sure to be a hit for everyone in your family.  My kids love this stuff.  It goes down great with any of your favorite tortilla chips or with a spoon.  Enjoy!

Traditional Pico De Gallo
6 Medium Tomatoes
1 Medium White Onion
1 Large Lime
1 Large Clove of Fresh Garlic
1 Large Fresh Jalapeno Pepper
1 Bunch of Fresh Cilantro
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Sugar (can be omitted if you have very sweet tomatoes or if you are watching your sugar intake)

Finely dice onion, garlic and tomatoes and add to a large glass bowl.  Remove stems, seeds and ribs from jalapeno, finely dice and add to bowl.  Add all seasonings (salt, pepper, sugar) and juice of 1 lime and toss thoroughly to combine.  Lastly, thoroughly wash and finely chop cilantro.  Add to bowl and toss again.  Taste test for seasoning level.  Allow to sit out at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving.  Serve immediately.  Store any leftovers in tightly sealed glass vessel in refrigerator and use within 2 days.  

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