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Recipe: Pico de gallo

Thursday - 1/3/2013, 8:06am  ET

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Pico de gallo (Courtesy of Casey Manning)

Casey Manning, special to wtop.com

Looking for a way to spice up bland fish tacos? Try homemade pico de gallo for an extra flare.

Ingredients:
8 to 10 roma tomatoes
3 red onions
4 cloves of garlic
1 large bunch of cilantro
juice of 2 limes
1 to 2 jalapeņo peppers (optional)
Salt
Servings: 8 portions
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Directions:

1. Finely dice tomatoes and onions. Add to a large serving bowl.

2. Seed and dice jalapeņo peppers if desired, taking care to wash your hands thoroughly afterward and not touch your eyes or face, and add to mixture.

3. Add minced garlic cloves and roughly chopped cilantro, then gently toss with hands or two forks.

4. Slice limes in half and squeeze over the entire mixture. Add salt to taste, and toss again to combine.

5. Let sit at room temperature for at least an hour to allow the flavors proper time to meld.

See the recipe featured in College & Cook.

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