Fresh Pico de Gallo
Pico de Gallo is one of those side dishes that goes with anything and can bring something as boring as even a grilled chicken breast to life with just a spoonful.
It's one of those condiments that takes a little bit of time to make, so I'll often prep a batch of it and have in the fridge to use for the whole week.
Funny thing is, I find my family devours it long before I can even use it at times! So... if you want to sneak some veggies into your kids or your hubby, just make a big old batch of this and leave it in the fridge with some healthy chips and watch it disappear.
You can use any kind of tomatoes you like- either canned or fresh. I prefer to use fresh (especially the little "grape" kind if it's not tomato season) but the canned will certainly work if you're in a hurry.
Here's one of my fav. ways to use the Pico: To make a complete meal (low carb, and Optavia recipe friendly!) pair our Tex-Mex Salmon with our easy Pico de Gallo and a drizzle of lime crema. Serve with your favorite veggie side dish. This pairs well with a simple salad drizzled with Balsamic Mosto Cotto or cauliflower rice. These 3 together make for a lean and green meal you won't soon forget!
- 1 C diced tomatoes (fresh or canned and well drained)
- 1/4 C (4 Tablespoons) fresh onion, finely chopped
- 2 T finely chopped cilantro
- juice of one fresh lime
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss gently to combine.
- For best flavor, let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
- May make ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Recipe Notes & Optavia Counts
Serving Size is either 1/2 C (1 Green Serving) or 1 Tablespoon (1 Condiment Serving) Nutrition information below is for 1/2 C (8 Tablespoons)
0 - Lean
0 - Leaner
0 - Leanest
1 - Green
0 - Condiments
0 - Healthy Fat
If you're on Optavia, Pico de Gallo can be counted in one of two ways. If you are using it as a side dish, 1/2 C will be equivalent to 1 Green serving. If you are using it as a condiment, 1 Tablespoon is equivalent to 1 Condiment.
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