Fresh and Homemade Pico de Gallo

Dr. Tina Marcantel

I’m a proud Cajun from south Louisiana and have made this seasoning for many years to complement my Cajun dishes. Try it. It’s delicious!

A few nutritional facts:
*Baby plum tomatoes have more nutrients than most other tomatoes.
*Onion and garlic have medicinal qualities that are anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial.
*Tomatoes contain vitamins and minerals called phytonutrients including vitamins A, K, B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, Vit C, folate, iron, potassium, and magnesium.

I add cilantro to my salads, omelets, smoothies, sauces and dips because it tastes great but it also helps the body detox. There are some studies that show cilantro can assist in removing lead, mercury, and aluminum heavy metals from the body.

You can make this from five ingredients you may already have in your pantry.

*½ small onion

*½ bunch cilantro washed and dried

*2-3 medium tomatoes

*2-3 jalapenos (according to taste)

*1 clove garlic

*Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning (to taste)

Combine in mini or regular size food processor. Don’t over process. Just do a chopped consistency–not too fine or it will be too liquefied.