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Pico De Gallo

This easy Pico De Gallo is an authentic Mexican chunky fresh salsa recipe that’s simple to make at home. It’s delicious and has a mildly spicy kick. To make it spicier leave the jalapeño pepper seeds in. This simple small batch low-carb recipe makes a great side dish or appetizer for two.

Pico is also called salsa fresca and salsa cruda and is traditionally made from chopped tomato, onion, and serrano peppers, with salt, lime juice, and cilantro. Jalapeño peppers or habanero peppers may be used instead of serrano peppers.

This recipe is moderately low-carb, but not necessarily by Keto extreme low-carb guidelines.

The pico de gallo translation is rooster’s beak because originally people ate it by pinching the pieces between their thumb and forefinger. It is also said it gets its name because the serrano pepper resembles the shape of a rooster’s beak.

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Simple Pico De Gallo

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This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups of pico de gallo.

Serve it with tortilla chips or on these Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos to make them fresco style.

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How to make easy Pico De Gallo:

On a cutting board, chop the Roma tomatoes.

diced roma tomatoes on a cutting board.

Dice the white onion.

diced onions on a cutting board.

Cut the fresh cilantro to fill about a 1/2 cup.

chopped fresh cilantro in a bowl

Remove the membrane and seeds from half of a jalapeño pepper and dice the half pepper.

diced jalapeno pepper on a cutting board.

Add the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeño peppers, lime juice, and salt to a bowl and stir until mixed.

pico de gallo ingredients mixed together in a bowl

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to let all the flavors develop.

Serve with tortilla chips or on chicken tacos and enjoy!

a bowl of pico de gallo fresh salsa.
Easy Pico De Gallo Recipe for Two

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Yield: Serves 2

Pico De Gallo

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy Pico De Gallo is an authentic Mexican chunky fresh salsa recipe that's simple to make at home. It's delicious and has a mildly spicy kick. To make it spicier leave the jalapeño pepper seeds in.

Ingredients

  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1/3 of a small white onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. On a cutting board, chop the Roma tomatoes.
  2. Dice the white onion.
  3. Cut the fresh cilantro to fill about a 1/2 cup.
  4. Remove the membrane and seeds from half of a jalapeño pepper and dice the half pepper.
  5. Add the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeño peppers, lime juice, and salt to a bowl and stir until mixed.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to let all the flavors develop.
  7. Serve with tortilla chips or on chicken tacos and enjoy!



Notes

  • This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups of pico de gallo.
  • Serve it with tortilla chips or on these Chicken Tacos to make them fresco style.



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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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