Pico de Gallo Recipe

Submited by Laura from Jimenez Chihuahua Mexico

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The pico de gallo recipe is an exquisite, healthful and aromatic blend of fresh ingredients.

It tastes great as a topping on tacos, fajitas, nachos, burritos and hot dogs, not to mention its use as a perfect low calorie dip for chips.

Colorful in presentation, it is a favorite accompaniment for both formal and informal meal preparation.

This recipe for salsa allows for individual innovation: ingredients can be added or removed in quantities according to taste.

The Pico de Gallo recipe is a homemade salsa in the same category as red or green salsa since it is added for the same purpose and variety of foods.

Pico de Gallo recipe also known as raw salsa or fresh salsa is as its best when it is prepared fresh and on the same day it is to be enjoyed. This enhances both the taste and the nutritional value of ingredients.

Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno or Serrano peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt added to taste

Procedure

  1. In a medium bowl add lemon juice to onion. Allow to marinade for approx. 10 minutes.
  2. Add the rest of ingredients to the mixture and allow to marinade for an additional 15 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy as a salsa dip for chips or as condiment for main dishes.

CAN YOU CONTROL HOW SPICY THIS FRESH SALSA RECIPE WILL BE?

The Pico de Gallo can range from mild to very hot depending on the type of chilli peppers and amount used.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS FOR SOME INGREDIENTES IN THE PICO DE GALLO RECIPE

  • JALAPENO OR SERRANO PEPPER: The pepper is a rich source of vitamins B and C. Among the positive benefits are a lowering of cholesterol and blood presure. In addition the hot chilli pepper works as an antioxidant and helps minimize the risk of prostate cancer.
  • TOMATOES are rich in potassium, vitamins C and A, and are in the category of antioxidants. This helps them preserve muscle tone. They help to lower the risk of heart disease and cataracts.
  • CILANTRO improves and strengthens urinary valve function.
  • More info... Nutritional Value of Food

    CONTACT ME

    My name is Laura. Please contact me with any ideas or questions about the recipe, just drop me a note. I will be happy to respond.