Pico de Gallo is a must-have side to elevate any meal of the day! Flavors of juicy, salty tomatoes, sharp red onion, hot jalapeños, and citrusy cilantro all combine into a perfectly fresh and crisp appetizer that will impress all of your guests!
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Pico de Gallo: A classic, staple recipe
Pico de Gallo, which you may also know as salsa fresca, is a must-have side to elevate any meal of the day! I love tossing it in salads, adding it as a topping on tacos and scrambled eggs, pairing it with grilled chicken and vegetables, and dipping with salty tortilla chips.
Flavors of juicy, salty tomatoes, sharp red onion, hot jalapeños, and citrusy cilantro all combine into a perfectly fresh and crisp appetizer that will impress all of your guests! Trust me. The absence of its subtle, spicy crunch doesn't go unnoticed.
Pico de Gallo is so versatile and delectable, and it's great meal prep option to add delicious flavor to your food all week long.
Ingredients for Pico de Gallo
Red Onion: A salsa staple. Provides a nice crunch and kick of sharp spice!
Roma Tomatoes: These are nice and meaty, which is ideal for the base of our dish. I used 3 medium sized ones.
Garlic: Balances our flavors so well!
Cilantro: If you really hate cilantro, you can use parsley instead.
Jalapeño: Highlights the natural acidity and freshness of other vegetables and cranks up the heat! Feel free to omit if you don't like the spice.
Olive Oil: Helps combine all of our flavors so you get a delicious bite each time.
Sea Salt: To taste.
Pepper: To taste.
Minimal kitchen tools required
Easiest way to make this recipe
1. Wash all ingredients.
2. Finely dice red onion and cilantro. Cut roma tomatoes and mince garlic.
3. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir and garnish with fresh cilantro.
Let's kick this Pico de Gallo up a notch!
To create a restaurant quality pico de gallo that will impress everyone, dice your ingredients as small as possible! This will ensure you get a well balanced flavor in each and every bite.
Want even more heat?
Use a hotter pepper like a serrano or habenero!
Looking for more of a chutney?
Toss all ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse a few times. This will create a smooth texture and is comparable to store bought salsa.
Not a fan of spicy?
That's OK, too! Instead of using a hotter pepper, substitute red and green bell peppers for the jalapeño, or just omit. For a sweeter taste, use a white onion instead of a red one.
How to store
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge. Do not freeze. This recipe is a great meal prep option!
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Pico De Gallo
- Cutting Board
- Mixing Bowl
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup red onion, diced
- ½ cup cilantro, diced
- 2 tbsp jalapeños, diced, optional
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- sea salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Wash all ingredients.
- . Finely dice red onion and cilantro. Cut roma tomatoes and mince garlic.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir and garnish with fresh cilantro.
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1 serving: 5 grams Carbs | 2 grams Fat | 1 gram Protein
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