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.