Pico de Gallo - Authentic Mexican Salsa

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Pico de Gallo - Authentic Mexican Salsa

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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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Introduction

The versatility of this pico de gallo salsa is limitless! Put it on grilled chicken or steak, add it to eggs, or serve with tortilla chips. The versatility of this pico de gallo 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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  • 156 of 164 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!
    76 of 77 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!
    68 of 72 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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  • 43 of 49 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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  • 39 of 44 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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