I am not a great cook, I’m good when I want to be, but honestly my mind is usually somewhere else and following recipes is really, really hard for me. Any distraction – 3 kids, the dog, a friend, a flower – and boom, we are having “blackened” food again … usually without the Cajan part. So I started making my food simple. Really simple. I wanted healthy and easy.
This makes a lot and plenty to share with friends and family. Decrease each ingredient if you do not want to share with anyone or save for later.
- 10-12 Tomatoes
- 1-2 Jalapeños
- 1 large or 5-6 small Orange Bell Peppers
- 1 bunch of Cilantro
- 1 Lime
- 3-4 Garlic cloves or garlic powder if you do not want to eat the chunks
- Salt and Pepper
The Cooking Part …
Dice all of the above ingredients. Mix together in a big bowl. Cut the lime in half and squeeze over the top all other ingredients. Mix well. Salt and Pepper to taste.
What to serve with …
The picture above is what I served mine with today – over the top of my breakfast salad. The salad itself includes: 2 kale leaves, 1 chard leaf, 1 scrambled egg, 1 slice of bacon, and 4 sautéed brussel sprouts. Topped with pico and Newman’s Own oil and vinegar salad dressing. More traditionally, put this stuff on just about anything. I like mine on tacos, over sourdough toast, or with sliced cucumber chips / tortilla chips.