Mexican Merienda

Afternoon tea time and coming home from my Italian language class, I was thinking of what to have for tea time with my son. We had nachos for dinner last night and pico de gallo, which we all enjoyed so I thought, well why not have pico de gallo for merienda? Merienda by the way  is how we call afternoon tea in the Philippines, also in southern Europe particularly Spain and Italy (merenda) and in Latin American countries. I like the sound of it – merienda. Very exotic and when I hear merienda , I imagine colorful plate with colorful food. And pico de gallo is all that. Serve as a condiment in Mexico, it is beautiful and aromatic and very versatile. You can serve it with fajitas, tacos, nachos and tortillas.

How festive looking was that?

Here’s a very simple version of pico de gallo. In a bowl, mix together:

  • 4 medium size tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro ( or coriander)
  • 1 small Jalapeno chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a dash of fresh lime juice

Chill mixed ingredients in the fridge. Serve with corn chips.Or be a bit indulgent and add a dollop of sour cream.

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This entry was published on March 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm. It’s filed under food, Quick Meals, recipes, Vegetarian and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Mexican Merienda

  1. love the photos!

  2. I love your dishes! Not to mention they are topped with delicious looking food (:

    • Razel Rull-Navarro on said:

      😀 Thank you very much. My son loves it when the food is nicely presented. I do too actually. It just adds to the whole dining experience.

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