Pico de Gallo Recipe

Pico de Gallo Recipe

Pico de Gallo is a classic Mexican salsa recipe made using fresh tomatoes, cilantro, onion, jalapeno and lime.  It’s a delicious salsa to serve with burritos, flautas, enchiladas, chilis and tacos. 

 

Made with just 6 ingredients in 2 easy steps, you will start topping all of your food with pico de gallo especially in the summer! It adds so much flavor and freshness to any dish.

Also called salsa Fresca (fresh salsa), or salsa cruda (raw salsa). Pico de gallo is a traditional Mexican tomato-based salsa that does not contain a lot of liquid. It’s mainly used to top main dishes such as fajitas and tacos.

Take advantage of sales on tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, garlic, and cilantro at Safeway this week to make this fresh pico salsa.

A perfect topping for the Chipotle Barbacoa Bowls, Steak Fajitas, or even Shrimp Fajitas, you simply cannot go wrong with fresh pico!

If you are a non-cilantro fan, I suggest using just the leaves, not the stems, and finely mince the cilantro.  You really can’t have pico without the cilantro, but by avoiding the stems and incorporating the smallest piece of the herbs, you get the effect without an overpowering cilantro flavor.   Trust me I am normally anti-cilantro, but it’s a must here.

Ingredients in the Salsa

Pico is made with just 6 simple ingredients.

Roma tomatoes

red, yellow, or white onion

cilantro

garlic

jalapeno or serrano chile pepper

lime juice

salt and pepper

How to Make Pico de Gallo

Making pico de gallo salsa is incredibly easy and nothing beats fresh homemade pico.  Prepare the salsa in two easy steps.

Chop or mince all the veggies and mix together in a large bowl.

Squeeze lime juice and season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

Serve immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow all the flavors to become incorporated.  Pico is best served fresh or slightly chilled.

Recipes Using Pico de Gallo

Use pico de gallo as a topping for tacos, fajitas, as a dip for your favorite tortilla chips.  You can even use pico de gallo in chile, or in eggs.  See a few recipes below that would be perfect with pico

Jalapeno Popper Chili

Spicy Cod Fish Tacos

Chipotle Grilled Fish Tacos

Chicken Enchiladas

Green Chile Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

 

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Pico de Gallo

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pico de gallo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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Author: Eva Fry

Ingredients

  • 5 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced (white or yellow onion can also be used)
  • 1 bunch cilantro 1 cup, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Making pico de gallo salsa is incredibly easy and nothing beats fresh homemade pico.  Prepare the salsa in two easy steps.
  • Chop or mince all the veggies and mix together in a large bowl.
  • Squeeze lime juice and season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving to allow all the flavors to become incorporated.

 

 

 

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