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Pico de Gallo

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Like salsa verde, pico de gallo (literally, “rooster beak”) is one of the condinments that is found on almost every Mexican table almost everyday. It goes onto tacos, grilled foods, and enchiladas, or anything else you’d like to serve it with, such as our charro beans. The seasonings—onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and lime—can be adjusted to suit your taste. Some Mexican cooks add a drizzle of olive oil to this salsa for richness—you can too.

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Occasiongame day

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Mealdinner, lunch, snack

Taste and Textureherby, hot & spicy, juicy, savory

Type of Dishsalsa

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe medium tomatoes (about 12 ounces)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped white onion, or to taste
  • 12 large fresh cilantro springs, thick stems removed, remaining stems and leave finely chopped (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 medium jalapeno or 1 small serrano, finely chopped (about 1½ tablespoons), or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Core the tomatoes and cut them in half. Gently squeeze out most of the seeds, and cut the tomatoes into ¼-inch (no larger) dice. Toss the diced tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño together in a mixing bowl. Add the salt and lime juice, then stir in the oil, if using. Let sit for a few minutes. The salsa can be made and kept at room temperature for up to 4 hours—no longer—before serving. Stir and taste again before serving.

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