Pico de Gallo – Traditional Mexican Salsa

pico de gallo - salsa

If you’ve been to Mexico, then you know the routine when first sitting down in most restaurants.  The waiter takes your drink order then while you are looking over the menu, you are offered some Pico de Gallo with nacho chips.  This is the perfect appetizer with a cold beer after a long day in the hot sun.  Most Mexican restaurants make this in house, fresh, daily.  It’s not as good the next day but you could use the left over to make Ranchero Eggs for brunch.  Here is how they do it:

Pico de Gallo - Traditional Mexican Salso
Serves 8
Always served fresh, you can easily adjust the recipe to your desired heat level.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
17 calories
4 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
85 g
5 g
2 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
85g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 17
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
13%
Vitamin C
21%
Calcium
1%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4-5 plum tomatoes, chopped in cubes (about 3 cups)
  2. ½ white onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  3. 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (leave seeds in for spicy, remove for mild)
  4. ½ cup cilantro (fresh coriander), finely chopped
  5. 3 tbsp lime juice (about 1 small lime)
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients.
Notes
  1. Be sure to use all fresh ingredients and a good sharp chef. Add more jalapeno pepper if you like it "mas picante!!"
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calories
17
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
4g
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Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. I prefer plain Charras brand, Tosdadas Charras. These round corn chips are very common in Mexico, they are not as salty as the typical American brands and they are perfect for making other Mexican dishes like baked nachos, tacos or Ranchero Eggs.

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