Friends, it’s hot.
I can’t deal.
This weekend is supposed to be in the 60s but honestly, that cool weather can’t get here fast enough. Consequently, there’s noooooo way I’m turning on an oven, heck even the stove is getting lonely!
So what do you do when you really want to make something but it’s too damn hot?
Make something that doesn’t require an oven or a lot of cooking time. I have a suggestion…
Mango Pico de Gallo
1 cup mango, diced
1 onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
2-3 tomatoes, diced
juice of 2 limes
1-2 tbsp (or more) fresh chopped cilantro
salt to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Toss together and serve with chips, tortillas, fish, rice, beans, sauteed greens, salads, etc.
Super easy, right?
I also have another suggestion: BBQ Tofu with Mango Pico de Gallo
Press, slice and marinate some tofu in your BBQ sauce of choice. Using a handy George Foreman grill (or a pan or a BBQ), grill the tofu. On a plate, place one slice of grilled BBQ tofu, top it with some sharp cheddar cheese, top that with another slice of grilled BBQ tofu, then layer on some of the Mango Pico de Gallo.
Aaaamazing! Sweet, smokey, spicy, salty, citrusy all in one delicious little package!
Perfect for a hot summer day! You should probably enjoy this outside with friends and a cold beer.
Any other way would probably just be blasphemous.
Go make it now!