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20 min

Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo Photo 1


20 min


4 persons




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Author: Antonina Blum

Pico De Gallo, also known as Salsa Fresca is a fresh mexican salsa made from uncooked chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro and seasoned with lime juice and spices.
This salsa is very refreshing during the summers and is often enjoyed as a dip with tortilla chips, tacos or burritos.


  • tomatoes: 2 piece
  • onion: 1 piece (large)
  • Jalapeno: 2 piece
  • cilantro: 10 sprigs (Coriander Leaves)
  • lime juice: 1 Tbsp
  • garlic powder: 1 tsp
  • black pepper powder: 1 tsp
  • salt: 1 tsp (or to taste)

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Stages of cooking

  1. Chop 2 tomatoes & 1-2 onions finely.

    Pico De Gallo Photo 2
  2. Remove the seeds from 2 jalapenos and chop them as well.

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  3. Add 1 tbsp Lime Juice, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder and 1-2 tsp Salt, or to taste.

    Pico De Gallo Photo 4
  4. Mix well.

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  5. Remove the stems from the cilantro/coriander leaves and finely chop them to add to the mixture. Pico De Gallo is ready. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before using.

    Pico De Gallo Photo 6

History of the Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo, or Salsa Fresca, is a fresh salsa believed to have originated in Mexico. Its name literally translates to "rooster's beak," possibly due to the way people used to eat it with their fingers, resembling a pecking motion. The dish has evolved over time with various regional variations, but its core ingredients remain the same - chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and cilantro.

Tips and Tricks for Pico De Gallo Recipe

To make the perfect Pico De Gallo, choose ripe, juicy tomatoes that are not too soft. You can also add other ingredients like diced avocado, mango, or cucumber for added flavor and texture. While chopping the onions and jalapenos, be sure to remove the seeds to avoid making the salsa too spicy. Adjust the lime juice, salt, and pepper to your taste preference. For a stronger garlic flavor, add freshly chopped garlic instead of garlic powder.

Tips for Presenting the Dish

Pico De Gallo is a versatile dish that can be presented in a variety of ways. Consider serving it in a ceramic dish or a hollowed-out pineapple for an attractive presentation. You can also use it as a topping for grilled meats, fish, or vegetables. Serve with crispy tortilla chips or as a side dish with your favorite Mexican meal. With its fresh flavors and vibrant colors, Pico De Gallo is sure to impress your guests.

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