My Step mother was from a suburb near Guadajara, Mexico, and we learned this from her as a small child. I remember so well her memories, she left for us. We always used fresh vegies, it makes the best. You can make it hotter or Milder to your liking & taste buds by limiting the Jalapenos. This is great served as a side dish, or over Spanish rice, taco's, over Enchiladas, or just as a snack attack item, with tortilla chips.
1place all your DICED vegies into a large glass or Stainless steel bowl.
2Pour Lime juice over vegies and Toss well.
(Note: if no Lime Juice, it's Ok to use lemon Juice)
Garlic, salt, pepper, Ceyenne.
Mix and toss well again.
4Chill: 2-3 hrs or over-night, before serving. This marries the seasonings and blends the tastes of all the spices.
Note: for Not So Hot, & more Mild flavors Use Less Jalapenos. Be sure all seeds are removed for milder flavors. The seeds are where the "HOT" is!
5Serve as a dip for Chips.
Over Spanish rice, with tacos, over Enchiladas, What ever your desire.
Hope you'll try this old family recipe from our past Heritage.