June 10, 2010

The Flavor of Summer

Photo Copyright © 2010, Tara Saunders

One of the great pleasures of summer for me is fresh Pico de Gallo. In previous years, I have bought it by the tub at the grocery store. This summer, our Earthbox is overflowing with Serrano peppers (which I previously mentioned here), so I decided to make my own. I used a recipe from my newest cookbook, Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast, which is from the Kitchens of Martha Stewart Living. (Honestly, what would a girl do without a little Martha in her life?)

It is so yummy! I will be making this all summer long, as well as other Martha-approved delights, because this cookbook is fabulous. (Are you getting the feeling that I love getting new cookbooks? Anything that mentions fresh ingredients and fast preparation definitely catches my attention! If you missed my previous post about cookbooks for summer, catch up here.)

Now I know some of you may be laughing that I used a recipe for Pico de Gallo – just like I was looking for a recipe for pesto – but unfortunately I am not one of those people who can guess on amounts and have a dish turn out well. So I’m always glad to have a little help from my friends (and a few fabulous cookbooks).

What are your favorite dishes for summer?


  1. Yum! I love me some fresh Pico de Gallo! I'm pretty much obsessed with it, along with guacamole...now I'm starved, lol!

  2. That looks delicious!!!! In the summer I love shrimp tacos, watermelon, grilled chicken pineapple salad, chips and cilantro salsa, hot dogs and hamburgers!! Oh I could go on and on... :)

  3. That is a beautiful salsa!! have you ever made a fruit salsa, it is delicious!

  4. No, I have never made a fruit salsa, but I would love to try it. Feel free to send me a recipe!



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