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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 22.5
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 297.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g

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Pico de Gallo - Authentic Mexican Salsa

Submitted by: METALFINGER2U
Pico de Gallo - Authentic Mexican Salsa

Introduction

The versatility of this Mexican salsa is limitless! Put it on grilled chicken or steak, add it to eggs, or serve with tortilla chips. The versatility of this Mexican salsa is limitless! Put it on grilled chicken or steak, add it to eggs, or serve with tortilla chips.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    3 large diced tomatoes
    1 diced medium sized onion
    1/4 bunch of cilantro (use more or less depending on your taste)
    juice of half a lemon
    1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
    1 tsp of salt
    2 jalapenos (or more if you prefer it hotter)

    Optional ingredients (not included in nutrition facts)
    half a cucumber, peeled and diced
    1 avocado, peeled and diced

Directions

1. Wash tomatoes and cilantro.
2. Dice tomatoes, onions, chop cilantro, jalapenos, and the optional ingredients (avocado, cucumber)
3. Put ingredients in a bowl.
4. Add salt, garlic, the juice of half a lemon. Mix it up and serve.

* you can roast your tomatoes for great flavor.
heat up a frying pan or skillet on medium high heat. Place whole tomatoes in the cookware and toast the outside of it until the skin begins to break and split apart. remove from heat and continue with step two.

note if you prefer smooth salsa as opposed to chunky just put all this good stuff in the blender.







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  • 154 of 162 people found this review helpful
    Salsa/Pico recipes like this are also surprisingly good using diced canned tomatoes. If you haven't tried this trust me it will taste nearly as good as fresh. I frequently add green peppers for a more trad salsa. Lime/or Lemon juice is key as it makes it taste brighter. - 6/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    74 of 75 people found this review helpful
    This is absolutely fantastic!! I made for a football snack yesterday. My husband & middle son were hooked immediately! I will make this again!
    Makes an excellent non-spicy dip by substituting 1/4 bell peppers for the jalapenos if you have people who can't eat spicy food at all like my Mum! ;p - 1/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    66 of 70 people found this review helpful
    This is similar to a recipe I use all the time. I leave out the jalepeno and use about 4 times the garlic! That gives it plenty of zing. Awesome with tacos. Also great mixed with a pouch of tuna for a low-cal and very tasty tuna salad. - 5/12/08

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  • 41 of 46 people found this review helpful
    Cilantro/Coriander....the leaves are cilantro, the seeds of the cilantro plant are coriander....similar but stronger taste, especially when ground. Great recipe !! - 8/10/09

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  • 35 of 35 people found this review helpful
    The whole family loved it! Made it just like the directions say, but used a lime instead of a lemon. half I blended to make smooth. It was great either way. - 7/7/08

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  • 34 of 39 people found this review helpful
    For a nice summertime change replace the tomatoes with seedless watermelon. Yummy relish for seafood or chicken! - 6/15/08

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  • 32 of 35 people found this review helpful
    When I make this I sometimes add variety by adding any of the following: can of black beans, leftover corn removed from the cob, green and red peppers, lime juice, a little cumin, extra garlic, chopped mango or peaches is also a great addition! - 9/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    28 of 29 people found this review helpful
    I used green chilis I roasted and added some avocado. It was very yummy! - 3/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    28 of 31 people found this review helpful
    I added this recipe to my collection a week ago and i just tried it. It was so easy to make and delicious. I made a slight modification: i added a bunch of coriander instead of cilantro (very aromatic), avocado (great addition). on a whole wheat tortilla with 1oz provolone and bbq sauce, delish! - 1/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    28 of 34 people found this review helpful
    I love making this with lime juice instead of lemon, and tossing some minced serrano peppers with the jalapenos. The serranos are smaller than jalapenos, usually right beside them in the produce section, and they're a bit spicier and have a great flavor! - 6/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    27 of 28 people found this review helpful
    ooh baby, i loved this recipe and i was surprised that it made a ton! [i didn't measure but it seemed to make atleast 2 qts worth]. anyways--i added more cilantro and garlic and only used a couple of grinds from the sea salt grinder that i have instead of 1 tsp. loved this salsa!!!! =) - 5/4/08

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  • Very Good
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I'm glad I found a way to eat avocado! It didn't even change the taste! I did find I prefer more tomatoes to balance out with the onion, and less cilantro. - 2/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Tastes great! I added about a tsp of olive oil and I used lime juice instead of lemon. - 8/2/09

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  • Very Good
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    This is just what I was looking for! Outstanding! Will definately make this over and over again! Very easy and delicious! Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I did put extra garlic in as we love garlic! - 5/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Just made this and love it...going to pair it with some chicken tonight.... I also threw in some green and red peppers because I love them. Great fresh dish :D - 8/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    A favorite in our house! I use lime instead of lemon and prefer when I have red onion over yellow or sweet. I will have to try roasting the tomatoes next time, and maybe the jalapeno, too!

    I love this with freshly made whole wheat baked tortilla chips or on naked burritos. - 9/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This salsa was easy to make and delicious. I used a fresh lime instead of a lemon. - 9/6/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I love this over a baked potato instead of butter. I also mix pico de gallo with brown rice and beans for a delicious cold lunch! - 10/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I make this often! I'll eat a ton of this salsa over just boiled pinto beans. IT's the best! This is a favorite! - 8/6/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I love love love pico de gallo. I made this one. Yes, its not like the ones in the resturants...sometimes i feel as if its better!!!! Thanks! - 4/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I love Pico De Gallo...I always use lime and less cilantro..sometimes bell pepper and sometimes avocado. There is something about this that satisfies a craving. Thanks for this recipe. - 9/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I love the sound of this recipe! My daughter and I have made pico de gallo as well and next time will leave out the cilantro, nobody in the family really likes its flavor. I suggest adding mango and avocado! Thanks for sharing! - 8/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    So fantastic! Changes I made: instead of 1/2 a lemon, I used juice from 1/2 a lime; instead of fresh cilantro, I used dried and just sprinkled and tasted until it was right; used more salt than listed; added 1/2 a habanero pepper. A coworker offered me $20 for a batch - just printed the recipe! Yum! - 8/5/09

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    i love this stuff you can even add it to salad i added it to a tuna saald sanwhich and eggs it's great and keeps well in fridge can use it througout the day,in almost anything.i also leave out the salt it's just as good. - 9/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    So yummy!!! we love it on bean and cheese burritos! - 7/31/09

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