Baja Recipes
Pico De Gallo:

Pico De Gallo is around 45 calories per cup and is a zero on Weight Watchers Point system. It is a very healthy snack and taste great.To make Pico De Gallo you need a knife, cutting board, and a large bowl. We prefer Tupperware or other bowl with a lid for storing in the refrigerator. The basic recipe is simple:

1) Chop one large white onion and put it into the bowl.
2) Chop three large tomatoes and put them and their juice into the bowl.
3) Cut a small lime or mexican lime in half then squeeze the juice into the bowl.
4) Put one tablespoon of white vinegar into the bowl.
5) Add a finely chopped quarter cup of Cilantro with no stems.
6) Shake a fine layer of Garlic Salt over the contents of the bowl.
7) Slowly mix all the ingredients together in the bowl turning it over with a large spoon.
8) After you have mixed it throughly, taste it. If it is salty, add more lime. If you taste too much lime, add more salt. Remember to let it sit a while before adding too much salt, because sometimes the Garlic Salt takes time to dissolve.

The above version is not hot and has no hot ingredients. To make your Pico De Gallo hot, finely dice your favorite chili and add it to the mix. Another variation is to take the above mix and add a hot salsa to it to taste. To make a larger amount, just double the above recipe.

Pico De Gallo can be eaten on top of anything from steak to eggs. We just like to take tortilla chips and scoop it up and just eat it out of the bowl. Store the remainder in the refrigerator and it will last for over a week.




Guacamole

Although high in calories, 365 per cup, guacomole is a healthy and tasty dish. To make Guacamole you need a knife, cutting board, and a large bowl. We prefer Tupperware or other bowl with a lid for storing in the refrigerator. The basic recipe is simple:

1) Take two large avocados or more smaller ones and cut them in half and take out the seed.
2) Holding the skin of the avocado, spoon out the contents into a large bowl then cut and mash the avocado in the bowl.
3) Finely chop a small onion and put it into the bowl.
4) Finely chop a small tomato and put it into the bowl.
5) Cut a small lime or mexican lime in half then squeeze the juice into the mix.
6) Mince a garlic clove and put it into the bowl.
7) Shake a fine layer of garlic salt to the mix.
8) Slowly mix all the ingredients together in the bowl turning it over with a large spoon.
9) After you have mixed it throughly, taste it. If it is salty, add more lime. If you taste too much lime, add more salt. Remember to let it sit a while before adding too much salt, because sometimes the Garlic Salt takes time to dissolve.

It is better to chill before serving for the flavors to mix. Guacamole can be put on top of anything, but is mostly just eaten with tortilla chips. Add a finely chopped chili to add a little kick to your guac.Although the lime is in the ingredients for taste, it also keeps the quacamole from turning black. The more liberal you are with the lime juice the more liberal you will need to be with the garlic salt, but it will make your guac last for a few days in the refrigerator.
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Produce Stands are Common in all parts of the Baja

Almost all produce stands and most small stores have Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic, Chili's, Mexican Limes, Avocados, Oranges, Tortillas, Garlic Salt, and White Vinegar. Everyone makes their own version of Salsa, Pico De Gallo, and Gaucamole in the baja. In addition, Avocado's are a big part of the Baja diet.