Awesome Pick de Gallo

We made Chipotle-style burritos for Halloween, which meant that I needed to make some kickin’ pico de gallo.  So I found a recipe online, adapted it a bit, and made some awesome pico de gallo.  Here’s how I made it:


  • 5 vine-ripe tomatoes (the good kind)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 4 pieces of cilantro
  • 1 Habenero pepper
  • 1/2 sweet Vidalia onion
  • ~ 2 tablespoons of lime juice


  1. Chop the tomatoes, red pepper, and onion, into tiny pieces, similar to how you would see them in a salsa.  Add to large bowl.
  2. Chop the cilantro into really tiny pieces and add to bowl.
  3. Chop the Habenero pepper up into really tiny pieces.  Then, chop them into even tinier pieces.  Now, chop them some more.  OK, now put them in the bowl (warning: don’t lick one of these to see how spicy they are—that’s just dumb)
  4. Add the lime juice to the bowl
  5. Mix thoroughly, adding salt and pepper to taste
  6. Let sit refrigerated overnight.


A shit load of pico de gallo.