Frugal Recipe: Pico de Gallo (fresh tomato salsa from scratch)

This is a recipe I regularly make, mostly in the summertime, when tomatoes are freshest.  It goes great with bean and cheese burritos, rice, beans, and cheese, or tacos.  It is also a great side dish for meat and fish entrees.  Chop and mix together the following:

4 Roma or Plum Tomatoes, seeded

¼  small white onion

1 serrano or jalapeno chili pepper

1 Tbsp whole cilantro leaves

½ tsp sugar

½ tsp salt

juice from ¼  of a lime

optional: pinch of oregano and pinch of cumin

As you may remember from an my first post on frugal kitchen investments, I mentioned that I received $40 of Kohls’ Cash for buying a bread machine last year.  At that same time “The Ninja Master Prep Professional Triple Play” was on sale for $45.  It was and still is rated as a Consumer Reports Best Buy.

Combining the Kohls Cash and 30% off coupon, I got the Ninja Master Blender Set for $4.00.  Couponing rocks!!

With this new blender, Pico de Gallo is even easier to make.  I highly recommend it.  Enjoy this recipe, with or without the blender!

~Aimee, TFF

Prep the ingredients. (Save the seeded middle of the tomato for salad or some other purpose)
Put all the ingredients in the blender.
Pulse for 5 short bursts…
Pico de Gallo in a less than 15 minutes!
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