Apple Pico De Gallo

by autumn on September 9, 2014

Apple Pico De Gallo // Autumn Makes & Does #yahoofood #spon

A couple of weekends ago I got to try some prickly pear pico de gallo. The guys at the little burger stand that was serving it were so darn proud, I think they asked us three or four times how we liked it. It was pretty amazing, so much so that we had a fairly serious debate about the appropriateness of asking for a cup or two for the road. I was too bashful to ask for more, but have been regretting the decision ever since.

Apple Pico De Gallo // Autumn Makes & Does #yahoofood #spon

So, I had outside the box pico on my mind when I came across this recipe for Apple Pico De Gallo on Yahoo! Food. I was drawn to the recipe because it utilizes ingredients that straddle the seasons in a super-smart way. It has a perfect transitional season combo of  tart green apples, which are some of the first to come into the market in the fall and tomatillos, which bring up the tail end of summer. Although seasonally in sync, the combo is otherwise totally unexpected. Plus, I have a soft spot for recipes that urge you to just “use your hands” as a stirring implement.

Apple Pico De Gallo // Autumn Makes & Does #yahoofood #sponApple Pico de Gallo // Autumn Makes & Does #yahoofood #spon

The original recipe suggests serving the pico on top of fish or even tossed with greens, but it inspired some formidable vegetarian tacos at my place with lime and chipotle roasted portabello mushrooms, salty cotija cheese, sungold tomatoes, and avocado too. The tart, crunchy Apple Pico De Gallo was the perfect addition, adding just the right amount of acid and heat.

Head on over to Yahoo! Food for the full recipe (and video!) and while you’re there do check out all of their delicious, seasonal recipes, plus stories on smart methods, food news, and curated content from around the food web. They have a seriously all-star team of  woman at the helm, including Managing Editor Sarah McColl; former Bon Appetit senior web editor, Julia Bainbridge; Rachel Tepper who joined from Huffington Post Food; and Alex Van Buren, who has written for Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Martha Stewart Living.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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1 Nicole September 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Autumn! This looks amazing. I’m sure the texture and flavor from the diced apple is perfection on tacos.


2 Swen October 29, 2015 at 10:16 pm

I really like the way you think. Apple, onion, cilantro, peppers work, with lime of course. I think a little mint also. Cilantro and mint love to be together. Nice job. And I like the way you write.


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