Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Pico, O, Pico! How I do love thee!!

When my husband worked in Texas we had a Mexican restaurant we absolutely loved to visit. Leaving that restaurant behind was one of the hardest parts about him leaving Texas.

After not being able to visit Rancho Grande in Port Arthur for several months, our craving for their fajitas was just more than we could stand. Thus began my mission to recreate the meal to the best of my ability.  I came pretty close to those same flavors. I said close. I don't know if anyone could capture the flavors we loved so much there. :)

Well, today we will be having the meal again. I just finished up the Pico, and I thought I would share my recipe with you. It is very easy, and is so very crisp and fresh!

1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
1 onion, finely chopped 
2 sprigs fresh cilantro, finely chopped 
1 small jalapeño, seeded and very finely chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped
1/2 t garlic powder
1/8 t salt
1/8 t ground black pepper
Squeeze of lime

Chop the vegetables and cilantro. 

Place all the chopped ingredients in a medium bowl, add spices and lime juice, and mix.

Cover and refrigerate to let flavors meld together.

Agh!!! It is seriously so hard for me not to just sit down with that bowl and a spoon! I think I could eat the whole bowl, give a lazy, eyes-closed smile, and grunt like a content pig, but that wouldn't be so becoming, now would it? Who made up manners anyway? 😄

I hope you get to try it and let me know what you think!

Until we meet again, may you be blessed!