Picco de Gallo
Submitted by: Anonymous from Evanston, IL
Yield: 1 gallon
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Dice all vegetables and toss to mix. Settle them into a large mixing bowl. Add just enough vinegar to come to the top of the vegetables without covering. Mix in salt, pepper, adobo, and habernero powder to taste. A good starting point is usually around 1 tablespoon each salt and pepper, 2 tablespoons adobo, and 1/3 teaspoon habernero pepper.
This mixture can be stirred and served as is, or blended to a liquid, as prefered. It does not require refrigeration, but refrigeration will keep it from becoming hotter over time.
Serve with chips.
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The ingredients listed are flexible. Any of them can be left out, or amounts changed. Chili powder or other seasonings can be added to taste. (Editor's Note: Picco de Gallo is a great topping for omelettes, salads, fajitas, tacos, quesadillas--almost any Mexican or Southwestern dish.)
I learned from some co-workers in So Cal 20 years ago, add shredded cabbage in equal volume to tomatoes. Adds a sweetness and extends. Great on Tacos instead of traditional veggies.