Pico de Gallo

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Servings: 2 cups

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Pico de Gallo, also known as Salsa  Fresca, is one of the best known Mexican imports to the American food scene. It’s a versatile sauce that renders itself to a multitude of uses. It is a crisp and tart condiment which enlivens grilled meats, baked dishes and is a great side kick to snacks. Indispensable in a summer party.

Find nice and firm tomatoes, add plenty of lime juice and cilantro. “Heat” it up with jalapenos. Additional ingredients vary. You call the shots. I prefer to serve the Pico de Gallo freshly made as tomatoes tend to gather a lot of liquid when done well in advance.



  • 1 1/2 cups (340 g) firm, ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup (5g) chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)
  • 1/4 cup (40g) red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (25g) thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 small fresh jalapeño or serrano chili, finely chopped, including seeds, or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice, or more to taste


Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Season to taste with additional jalapeno or serrano chili, lime juice, and salt. This salsa keeps in the refrigerator for up to one day.


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