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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • 8 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I've made it several times with more avocado and less salt...great taste.. - 7/1/08

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    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    this is awesome! I added a little bit of red, yellow, and orange bell peppers and it looks as pretty as it tastes! We loved it! - 1/29/10

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I liked this alot, and it's a great way to get my husband to eat a few more veggies. I'll use less salt next time. - 10/20/09

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    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I've been looking for something new with my chicken. I also added the Fiesta Lime Mrs. Dash spice to this....yummy!!! Gave it just a lil more bite, as hubby doesn't care for jalapeno's....I also used that spice on my stir fry vege's.
    Thanks, Elyn - 9/8/09

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  • 7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    We LOVE pico on everything. Especially tilapia. I just read somewhere that the lycopene in tomatoes that are canned...like in juice, and diced tomatoes...is actually more easily released, making tomatoes one of those foods that is actually GOOD for you, canned. How amazing is that? - 9/8/09

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    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Awesome. Basic pico recipe. Tweek to your own liking by altering he ratio of peppers/ onions/tomato, etc. I also use lime instead of lemon. Fresh pico can't be beat! - 9/8/09

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  • 7 of 17 people found this review helpful
    isn't cilantro the American word for coriander? - 7/4/09

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    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! I used 1/2 a lime instead of the lemon and some garlic chives. Left out the jalapenos so it wasn't too spicy. Really fresh tasting and yummy! - 7/1/09

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    a local restaurant makes this with just a touch of sugar to help take the edge off the heat... it's totally delicious - 12/23/09

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    just found TOMATILLO's at the farmers market (was not sure what they were...they suggested for salsa, etc.) and have started adding them to my recipe...GREAT ADDITION!

    a little more info on tomatillo:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomatillo - 9/20/09

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I love this receipe. I use lime rather then lemon but I had not thought of the cucumber. Great idea! - 9/8/09

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    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is the same recipe I use. I LOVE homemade pico, so delicious and fresh! Throw in some sour cream and avacados and you have guacamole! I'm going to try it using the canned diced tomatoes that someone suggested too. - 9/8/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This is wonderful as is, but I always use 1 whole lime and a variety of peppers from my garden. Removing the seeds and membranes just leaves the wonderful flavor of the peppers without the rip your tongue out heat. Also like to add cumin and celery salt. Great recipe that I use every summer. - 9/8/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love this. Used fresh garden Romas, lime instead of lemon and added El Paso brand tomato sauce. I made a ton and could use some suggestions about how to freeze it. Thanks! - 9/8/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I liked the spicy and freshness of the salsa - 9/6/09

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  • 6 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I've been making this same recipe for 15 years. I love it - it goes with everything and I don't feel guilty eating it. I use Serrano chiles and very little salt. - 12/9/08

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    oh yes and I also make this, I change it up sometimes and add additional peppers to it, go down my store shelf and pick out about 5 different kinds and add to it as well. Of course I make 1/2 gallon at a time. It keeps in the fridge really well. I also squeeze in a few limes instead of lemon. - 9/8/09

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was really great. I think my onion was too big so I'll use a smaller one next time. I put it on top of spaghetti squash and pan seared ground turkey. Mmmmm - 7/17/09

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    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is a great little recipe! I also make my own little variances of this... Sometimes I add celery, and I prefer lime instead of lemon. I definitely prefer red onions too. But this recipe is a keeper for sure.... - 7/7/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    If you want more pepper flavor, without so much heat, use one jalapeno and one large anaheim pepper. Delicious! - 6/30/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Really loved this. Also nice with just cheese & crackers - 5/23/08

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    So so good! Will make it over and over again! Used only 1 jalepeno and it still had a good kick to it! - 12/25/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I make this a lot and I add some oregano to it. This goes with anything. - 12/23/09

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Made this today and added avocado and it was excellent!! I will definitely make this again. - 11/14/09

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    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is nice when you add to a scrambled egg. - 10/17/09

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    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    What an excellent recipe!!! I use it with EVERYTHING!! Thanks for sharing! - 9/26/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is very good but to have a really good flavor, try roasting the jalapenos. Very good flavor!! - 9/20/09

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    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I have been using my own recipe for quiet some time I add fresh peppers,and also fresh parsley. I dish over lettuce with some grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, and some tortilla chips. Great taco salad. One of my favorites. - 9/8/09

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    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
    WILL MAKE THIS SOON SOUNDS GREAT. I WILL ADD THE GREEN TACO SAUCE . I LOVE SALSA. I LOVE IT FOR A LIGHT LUNCH WITH CHIPS AND SOMETIMES CHEESE . I WILL TRY BLUE CHEESE CRUMBLES FOR A DIFFERENT FLAVOR . - 8/19/09

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    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome!!!! I added some peppers from my garden and I used red onion and parsley instead of cilantro - 7/15/09

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    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is my favorite fresh salsa recipe. What I love about it, is that goes with everything! My husband loves it as well and even my kids. Simple to make and very delicious. Nothing beats fresh salsa! - 6/17/08

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    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Simple ingredients, awesome outcome. Beats paying someone else to do make it and charge me too much to enjoy it! - 6/2/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this using tinned tomatoes, a red onion and Tabasco sauce (along with the other ingredients), as that's what I had in the house. It was a little bit thin - I probably should have strained the tomatoes a little - but it was wonderfully fresh and vibrant. I'll definitely make this again. - 12/24/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am allergic to all peppers, so I just omit them. This recipe is similar to my sister-in-law's recipe. She adds some radishes, finely chopped, green onions sliced thin, and celery finely chopped as well as using lime juice as well. - 12/23/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe. I use different hot peppers depending on who will eat it. Habanero for the (very) spicy crowd, poblano or serano for the non spicy. If you like it really mild, cut out the ribs and seeds from the pepper as it contains most of the heat. Enjoy :) - 12/23/09

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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Loved it, will definitely make it again and again. I made it with cucumber. I also added a tsp of sugar and a tsp of olive oil and blended it. Next time, I will go easy on the cilantro and add more jalapenos and garlic. Two thumbs up!!! - 9/20/09

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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Fresh and delicious made from recipe without alterations. - 9/20/09

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    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! - 9/8/09

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Liked it, especially with lime. Love all the ideas I picked up to from everyone on what they added to their mix. Can't wait to try mango! Thanks!! - 9/8/09

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    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make this every once in a while. It is so good, it puts salsa in jars to shame. I love pica de gallo much better than regular salsa. - 9/1/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    using jalapeno doesn't necessarily make it hot. just make sure you have no seeds. The seeds is what makes it hot.
    - 8/1/09

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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    love this, I used my sister garden tomatoes and baby onions - 7/12/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Even good without the jalapenos. If making the chunky style, try the scoops chips. - 6/30/09

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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is my favorite to make during the summer. I always like to use plum tomatoes because they are firmer with less seeds & juice. - 6/30/09

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    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    this taste great - 7/12/08

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    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Perfect Pico de Gallo. Goes great on everything! - 6/8/08

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    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious! - 5/13/08

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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome! I love the addition of avocado! Yumm-o! - 5/10/08

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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Love it! I can put it on anything...my kid eats it too! And he swears he doesn't like tomatos! - 5/8/08

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Quick, easy and (most of all) D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!! Mmmmm! - 3/13/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My family loves this. I use lime juice and lots and lots of cilantro. Very yummy. - 12/23/09

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make this receipe often and it is very good - 12/9/09

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was easy And EVERYONE in my house liked it. - 11/17/09

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Having it with shrimp. - 10/6/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love love love Salsa! Thanks - 9/20/09

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    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great! Love it! - 9/20/09

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    sounds interesting will definitely try it out - 9/17/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very fresh and flavourful! - 9/10/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    yummy love how easy it is to make - 9/8/09

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What fun to come in and see as a featured recipe what I ate this morning already! Great stuff, easy and tasty and GOOD. - 9/8/09

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! Being of mexican decent, this is as good as it gets. - 9/8/09

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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    So simple, so tasty, and healthy, too! - 9/8/09

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    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! This is so versatile and please anyone's pallet. - 9/8/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried this recipe yet, but sounds fantastic... I make my own salsa all the time, and it's even great cooked with chicken breast in the oven and then thrown over some pasta.. makes a fantastic fresh sauce, instead of jarred pasta sauce.. can't wait to have some.. mmm... - 9/6/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I handed my daughter this recipe and she made it with a few questions. The result is a very good tasting fresh salsa that we are both enjoying. - 9/5/09

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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I love anything Mexican! (Well, almost, don't like moles that much) - 8/20/09

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    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Sounds YUMMY...will have to go buy the ingredients at lunch..other than the tomatoes, which will come out of my garden. - 8/20/09

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    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I love it and so simplw - 8/19/09

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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    this is very good - 8/13/09

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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Love, Love , love this stuff!! Yes, can be added to any meal. - 7/30/09

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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is fantastic! My whole family loves it and begs for me to make it all the time. Love it, love it, love it! - 2/19/09

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is so delicious, I definitely will be making this again. - 3/22/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Awesome. I shall try this one - 10/18/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    great recipe - 10/16/09

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  • very good and very easy to make - 1/5/14

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