Pico de Gallo
I have been eating pico de gallo for as long as I can remember. A heavy dose on my bowl of piping frijoles de olla, over a plate of enchiladas, with my morning eggs or on a plate of carne guisada this salsa fresca is a childhood favorite.
Pico de gallo means beak of the rooster
A fresh salsa made from tomatoes, onions, cilantro, serranos and a splash of lime juice pico de gallo is widely popular here in Texas. Some home cooks use diced canned tomatoes in their pico de gallo, but this makes it too watery for my taste. Other use jalapenos in their pico de gallo I use Serrano since I enjoy a bit more heat. Feel free to remove the seeds for less heat.
- 4 medium tomatoes diced
- 1 small onion diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- 2 jalapenos diced (remove seeds for less heat)
- 1 lime juiced
- Salt and fresh pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients, season with salt and pepper to taste.
Place in fridge until ready to serve.
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Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Look at all that cilantro – I’m in heaven!
I love this. I made it a few weeks ago, for the first time.
That is so colorful and appealing! With my tomatoes starting to ripen I can’t wait to make some with my own tomatoes.
You make your pico de gallo just like I do! It can only be made with fresh tomatoes in my mind and I’ve been known to use NM green chile in place of jalapeno. I’ve never tried it with serrano. That sounds good! Beautiful picture!
Cupcake and Talk says
I love pico de gallo. This was one of my favorite meals 🙂 as a single woman, living on my own. The memories. I’m a fan of your blog. Thank you.
Devaki @ weavethousandflavors says
Can eat this ALL.DAY.LONG 🙂
chow:) Devaki@ weavethousandflavors
Elise Johnson says
One of my favorites– looks amazing and what a photograph!
Lea Ann says
I love pico de gallo. And tis the season. We’re just now getting fresh tomatoes here in Colorado. Yay. Love that last photo.
How fresh and delicious!
Delicious and fresh!