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When we go roadtripping, one of our goals is to find great food, and while enroute to Albuquerque, we stopped in Trinidad, CO at a place called Tequila's. Their enchiladas are awesome, but their pico de gallo is what has made me stop at that restaurant everytime we're in the area! So I decided on one of the trips, to figure out the magic in the pico, and this is what I've come up with!

It is a dead simple recipe that takes 5 minutes to make but is fresh and looks great!

Ingredients (good for 3-4 people):

  • Cole slaw mix
  • 1/4 medium sized onion
  • 1/3 medium sized green bell pepper (or 3-4 small sweet peppers)
  • 1-2 green onion stalks
  • Healthy amount of cilantro
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1/2 lime

If you would like to add a kick to the pico, you can add the following:

  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno peppers

Step 1: Acquire Your Ingredients and Dice Away!

Once you've gotten all of your materials, dice well! Ideally dice everything to be around the same size. It makes for better presentation and keeps everything well balanced so you don't have a huge bite of onion vs a tiny amount of bell pepper.

Except for the lime, you only need to cut that once :).

Step 2: Add the Lime + Cole Slaw Mix Then MIX!

Place the diced ingredients into a bowl and then add the juice of your half lime!

Add in about 1 cup of the cole slaw mix, a dash of salt, a little pepper. You'd think having cabbage would be an awkward thing but when it's mixed in with everything, it adds a great crunch! If you wanted, you could easily just shred up some cabbage and carrot yourself, but I find that the pre-made cole slaw mixes are convenient for the price.

And then mix the whole thing.

Step 3: Enjoy!

And now it's ready to serve! Put it on your favorite nachos, tacos, burritos, and enjoy!

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