Sometimes the simplest of ingredients are often over looked when trying to prepare a memorable meal for friends and family. Pico de Gallo, often made with 5 of the modest ingredients (fresh tomatoes, onions, lime juice, jalapeños and cilantro), can elevate a multitude of dishes. From scrambled eggs in the morning to flavorful fish tacos for lunch, a spoonful of this simple mix can sure go a long way.
1) SPOONED OVER SCRAMBLED EGGS
For a healthier, tastier breakfast, spoon a dollop of fresh Pico de Gallo over scrambled eggs as opposed to ketchup! With fewer calories, less sugar and more fresh ingredients, your taste buds and waist line will thank you.
2) SPICE UP YOUR PARTY DIP
Add a 1/4 cup of fresh Pico de Gallo to 1 cup of Greek yogurt for a fun and healthy tortilla chip party dip! We promise, your guests will thank you.
3) FISH TACO TOPPING
Are you a fish taco fanatic? Top your taco with a dollop of fresh Pico de Gallo to take the taste up another notch!
4) TAKE PASTA NIGHT TO ANOTHER LEVEL
Tired of the same boring pasta with tomato sauce? Looking for a way to jazz it up? Next time you have pasta night, toss whole wheat pasta, olive oil, white beans and Pico de Gallo for a quick 15 minute meal that your family will think you slaved over!
5) SPOONED OVER GRILLED EGGPLANT
Do you enjoy eggplant and its health benefits, but struggle to up its taste profile? Spoon Pico de Gallo over your grilled eggplant for a healthy, tasty topping.
6) SIDE DISH OR BURRITO FILLING
Stir Pico de Gallo with fresh corn kernels and black beans for a quick side dish, or even a tasty filling to your burritos.
7) ELEVATE YOUR GRILL GAME
Instead of steak sauce or processed marinades, spoon Pico de Gallo over your perfectly grilled shrimp or sliced flank steak. Your mouth will thank you for the added freshness and flavor!
8) ADD A FLAVOR EXPLOSION TO YOUR GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD
Do you love salads, but tire of the same grilled chicken salad over and over again? Toss fresh Pico de Gallo into a bed of greens along with grilled chicken to spice it up. Your co-workers will wonder what smells so good and why you’re passing up the daily trek out for lunch!
9) WORLD’S FASTEST GUACAMOLE
Add fresh Pico de Gallo to take your guac game to another level! Just mash up avocado’s and add fresh Pico de Gallo and your party guests will be hounding you for this quick and easy recipe!
10) POTATOES NEVER TASTED SO GOOD
Toss fresh Pico de Gallo with slightly cooled roasted potatoes, and your family will smile from ear-to-ear!
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