Menu no. 7 please. That’s the number of Quesadilla EZ combo from Taco John’s in Brookings, South Dakota. The combo is composed of Quesadilla (a delicious blend of cheeses, fresh-made pico de gallo and tangy chipotle cream sauce grilled in a soft flour tortilla with your choice of beef or chicken), Potato Olés, and a soft drink. This combo fills my hungry stomach whenever I am so lazy to go home and cook my food. Yes, this happens once a week!
There are some combos that are just too oily, like they’re deep fried in lard that it loses the natural taste of the food. I love fried food, but not a point that the oil sticks in my mouth.

I have tried the Super Burrito and the Tacos but nothing replaces my quesadilla. What’s in a quesadilla that I like it so much? I think it’s about the stuff inside and the softness of the tortilla. Most of all, the magic comes from the fresh-made pico de gallo.

Speaking of pico de gallo, it is my favorite salsa in Taco John’s. Shhh, I could finish scoops of those in a flash. LOL. It is not so spicy nor salty. The combination of chopped tomato, onion, lime juice, fresh cilantro, cucumber, radish and (I don’t know the rest) are amazing that it goes well with my Potato Olé.

Since I am thinking of preparing my own pico de gallo, I found this pico de gallo salsa recipe provided by The Spice House.

* 2 cups (about 4 medium) plum tomatoes, diced
* 3 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
* 2 teaspoons jalapeno, seeded and minced
* 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper

Preparation Instructions: Combine the salsa ingredients in a small bowl, cover, and refrigerate until needed for up to 3 days.

That’s it! I might have my first pico de gallo salsa at home this weekend.