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Pico de gallo [ˈpiko ðe ˈɣaʎo] is a fancy name for Mexican salsa. This colorful appetizer contains chopped tomato, onion, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
Serranos and jalapeños are optional ingredients. Traditional salsa has a thinner consistency with more liquid. Pico de gallo is chunky with each chopped ingredient clearly visible. Pairs well with corn chips, crackers and potato chips.
Pico de Gallo
- 2 large red onions, chopped
- 10 Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 fresh jalapenos, ribs and seeds removed Keep a few seeds/ribs if heat is preferred
- 1 lime
- ground black pepper (optional)
- Place chopped onions, tomatoes, and cilantro in a bowl.
- If using jalapeno, remove all seeds and ribs for a hint of heat. For more heat, keep a little of both.
- Squeeze 1/2 of lime over mixture. Add a salt and ground black pepper (if using). Mix together. Taste. Add more of each ingredient if desired.
- If desired, refrigerate one hour before serving.