Easy Homemade Pico de Gallo

November 24, 2021

Make this super easy Pico de Gallo recipe to complete your tacos and burritos. Don’t worry if you are just about to have it with nachos, it will deliver its best flavor and freshness to give you that feel of healthy and tasty comfort food.

Are you in the mood for a tasty Mexican treat? Then Pico de Gallo is just what you need. Full of healthy veggies and irresistibly simple, this Mexican gem goes perfectly with almost anything! Put it in your tortillas or dress your eggs with it, put this on top of your nachos or simply mix it with your spaghetti. Unlock the perfect balance of ripe red tomatoes, white onion, lime, cilantro, jalapeno, and salt in one place.

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Taste Score: %90
Difficulty Easy
Servings 6 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 15 mins

Tips

  • Use fresh ingredients.
  • This recipe is all about the flavors. So let your ingredients ooze out their flavors and get entangled with one another.
  • The size of your ingredients differs as per the main dish. If you want your pico de gallo with tortillas, make sure to cut them in smaller sizes. Whereas, if you want to have it as a dip, keep the pieces bigger.
  • Make sure the ingredients are fresh. Clean them thoroughly before making your dish.
  • Don’t make the consistency of your dish runny. Simply cut your ingredients and sprinkle some salt and lime juice over it. Mix everything with a spoon. And that’s it.
  • Choose your ingredients according to your palate and keep everything in a good balance.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cut the tomatoes into halves and wash off all the seeds. Then cut them into small pieces. Make sure to use the whole red fleshy part of the tomatoes.
  2. Cut your ingredients into as small pieces as you can. The smaller the size the tastier it gets.
  3. Let your onion, lime juice, salt, and jalapeno marinade. In the meantime, chop the tomatoes and cilantro.
  4. After chopping all the ingredients well, put them in a large bowl and mix them.
  5. Rest for 15 minutes. This will give all the ingredients to soak up all the mouth-pleasing flavors.
  6. Platter it just the way you want and enjoy it!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Pico de Gallo
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g0.4%
Sodium 322 mg14%
Protein 1.1 g2.2%
Potassium 246 mg5.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What is Pico de Gallo?

Pico de Gallo is a Mexican dish full of flavors. It is a side dish you can combine with pretty much anything. The goodness of red tomatoes, tangy flavor of cilantro and lime makes your simple tortillas taste amazing.

Pico de Gallo has its origin in Mexico. It's also called “Salsa Mexicana'' because the red tomatoes, white onions, and green cilantro represent the color of the Mexican flag. Now, how interesting is that!

This is a staple recipe that you can gobble up from breakfast to dinner with anything you are planning to eat. So follow this crazy-easy recipe to surprise your family and guest with tasty mouth-watering Mexican cuisine.

What Is The Difference Between Pico De Gallo And Salsa?

Well, technically Pico de Gallo is also a Salsa dish but differs from Salsa itself in various aspects. First of all, Salsa has a runny texture and the ingredients are mostly pureed or semi-pureed. On the other hand, Pico de Gallo requires its ingredients to be chunky.

Secondly, Salsa can be made from canned or cooked tomatoes, whereas the tomatoes used for Pica de Gallo must always be fresh. The very specialty of this dish is its freshness.

And lastly, Salsa can be experimented with various other ingredients to acquire different flavors. But Pico de Gallo has its ingredients fixed to deliver an authentic taste all the time.

What To Serve with Pico De Gallo?

Pico de Gallo is such a versatile dish that it makes the perfect combo with breakfast as a tapas. Tortilla chips, beef tacos, chicken tacos, breakfast burritos, Mexican chicken casserole make the best pair with Pico de Gallo.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Pico de Gallo:

How To Store Pico De Gallo?

Pico de Gallo is a recipe that is best served fresh. Although if you want to store your homemade pico, you must keep it the best way it stays as fresh as possible. The best way to store pico is to keep it inside a double bag with a freezer bag. Or you can keep it in an airtight container inside a plastic wrap. Make sure to leave ½ inch gaps between each of your storage bags.

  • Refrigerator: You can store your pico for a week maximum in the refrigerator.
  • Freezer: You can freeze the pico in the freezer, but it will change the texture of your dish. The water content of the ingredients increases in the freezer making your dish soft and watery.

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