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Cooking Class with Chef Jason Kieffer making Pico de gallo

Health + Nutrition + Cooking with Pico de Gallo and Cilantro

PICO DE GALLO

Is a fresh uncooked condiment. Although you can add and make many different variations, pico de gallo usually inclues: onions, chilies, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. You can always add lemon or lime, seasoning, and other herbs like cilantro.

Pico De Gallo is very healthy, simple and prepare time as fast as 7 minutes. It is great on top of any meat, tacos, salad to add moisture, taste, and nutrition to your daily food. For those of you who have attended Premier Fitness Camp add this recipe to your “create my own recipe” in your at home meal planner to incorporate more taste, minerals and vitamins to your daily tracker.

Being that Pico De Gallo is a raw recipe with fantastic ingredients it has many health benefits. Cilantro aids in proper digestion and helps with good vision. Tomatoes contain fiber, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C and potassium. Onions contain both fiber and Vitamin C.

CILANTRO

Pronounced [sih-LAHN-troh] this member of the carrot family is also referred to as Chinese Parsley and Corriander. It is actually the leaves and stems of the Coriander plant. The fresh leaves are an ingredient in many South Asian foods, in Middle Eastern cuisine, in Chinese dishes, and in Mexican dishes, particularly in salsa and guacamole and as a garnish.

Health, Cooking, and Nutrition with Chef Jason Kieffer
at Premier Fitness Camp in Utah on May 07, 2011

 

Pico de gallo Salsa Mexicana Recipe

INGREDIENTS:
3/4 cup small diced tomatoes
1/3 cup small diced red onion
3 (or to taste) finely chopped chilies
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp Stevia powder
sea salt to taste

METHOD:
Mix the tomatoes, onions, chilies, and cilantro together well. Next add lime juice, sea salt and Stevia powder into the vegetables. Set aside at room temperature to season for about 30 minutes before using.

Taking Turns Slicing and Dicing for Pico de gallo

 

 

Here at Premier Fitness Camp we have fun and learn many at home skills from Chef Jason Kieffer. One time a week we all go to his facility to enjoy an amazing meal and have hands on experience chopping and learning about meals to incorporate when we return home. At our weight loss camp we know the important roll food plays in everyone’s daily life. Healthy cooking must be taught in order to teach over all balance and healing.

Jason Kieffer is our Premier Fitness Camp Chef and the Executive Chef and Wellness Coach at The Park City Medical Center utilizing all of his talents and extraordinary experience and expertise in naturopathy and holistic nutrition.

Eternally evolving, Kieffer’s new company and website, Chef Jason Kieffer’s Blog The Healing Palate, further illustrate that perhaps this Chef’s lifetime love for food and physiology is actually just beginning.

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