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Pico de Gallo is the best fresh Mexican salsa for topping your favorite tacos, burritos and to dip with tortilla chips. It’s so simple to make at home with just a few fresh ingredients.
This is a great recipe to enjoy your summer fresh garden or farmers market produce. We love making this quick and easy fresh salsa for a delicious snack to enjoy with an iced cold beer or margaritas. Great for a hot summer day or as an appetizer for taco night.
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Ingredients for Pico de Gallo:
- Red Onion
- Lime Juice
- Salt & Pepper
How to Make Pico de Gallo:
- Dice fresh tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño and cilantro.
- Combine in a medium sized bowl.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Squeeze lime juice over vegetables and stir together.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips or your favorite Tex-Mex dinner.
How Long will Pico de Gallo Last?
Store leftovers in an airtight container in refrigerator. Best if used within 2 days.
This recipe uses half a jalapeño but if you like spicy salsa, go ahead and use a whole jalapeño.
Any variety of tomatoes will work. I’ve made it with Roma tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes.
If you don’t have fresh garlic, you can substitute granulated garlic. 1/4 teaspoon of granulated garlic per clove of fresh garlic will work.
It is a super simple recipe that you can double as needed if you are feeding a crowd.
When I have an abundance of tomatoes, I make this Homemade Salsa that can be refrigerated or canned to enjoy all year long.
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- 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
- 3/4 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic and cilantro in a bowl.
- Squeeze lime juice over vegetables and season with salt and pepper.
- Mix well.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.