Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fresh Cabbage Pico De Gallo

Bring on the CABBAGE PICO!!  The first time we had cabbage pico at a Mexican restaurant, we ate so much with chips that when our meals came we couldn’t eat a bite!  We learned our lesson, and now we plan accordingly!  When we are seated we always ask for extra bowls of this crunchy appetizer!  This is awesome with our GREEN CHILI TACOS.

Our kids DIE FOR this cabbage pico.  Sometimes we have it for dinner with corn chips and a side of beans and rice.  It’s awesome to watch my kids fill their plates with mounds of cabbage!  A great way to have power food for dinner!

Simple ingredients….incredible result.


Shred your head of cabbage into small little bits of crunchiness.

Chop cilantro into little minced bits of savory-ness….is this even a word?! Don’t worry if you have a few stems in your chopped cilantro….it’s all good!  Mince your green onions… one at my house likes a big-ol’ chunk of onion.  Mince up your slices of pickled jalapenos.  Dice up those tomatoes too.

Toss cabbage, cilantro, tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, jalapeno juice, salt to taste, LOTS of FRESH ground pepper.  Grab some chips and DIG IN!  The flavor explosion and the crunchy deliciousness will keep you coming back for more!  And YES….we love this so much, we have even eaten it for breakfast!  SO GOOD!

Cabbage Pico De Gallo 
by Amy Jensen

1 head of cabbage, shredded
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
3 large tomatoes, chopped
3 green onion, finely chopped
2 slices pickled jalapenos, minced
¼ cup juice from pickled jalapenos
FRESH ground pepper

*Stir all together and chill until dinner.  We eat this with chips as an appetizer all the time.  It is a HUGE HIT!  Try not to eat it all before dinner….really…I’m warning you! 

Green Chili Tacos Recipe {HERE}:


  1. The Mexican restaurant we used to frequent served this also, and we loved it. Right before we moved, I asked for the recipe. The waiter was so sad we were moving, he gave it to me as a gift. To make theirs, add the juice from 2 limes and one orange to your recipe. When I feel "fancy" I also add some jicama. So good!

    1. Oh wow--ORANGE! Yum. What a fun twist! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Just made this. SO GOOD! Easy recipe and I will be living off this I believe. Thank you!

    1. Oh my goodness I'm so glD to hear this! Someone else loves it as much as us! Yay!


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