Mexican Salsa or Pico de Gallo

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How to make fresh Mexican salsa or pico de gallo #ABRecipes
How to make fresh Mexican salsa or pico de gallo

Sauces and salsas are a must in the Mexican cuisine so today I am sharing my special fresh Mexican salsa or so called “pico de gallo”. Let’s cook!

Ingredients for preparing fresh Mexican Salsa or Pico de Gallo #ABRecipes
Ingredients for preparing fresh Mexican Salsa or Pico de Gallo

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium size purple onion
  • 3 serrano peppers
  • 3 tomatoes on the vine
  • 1 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Yields 3 cups of fresh salsa. Cost per cups les than $2.50 dollars depending on the cost of the ingredients at your local supermarket. You will need a chefs knife, a chopping block and a mixing bowl.

Process on how to make fresh Mexican Salsa or pico de gallo #ABRecipes
Process on how to make fresh Mexican Salsa or pico de gallo

1.- Start chopping the onion and the serrano peppers and place on the mixing bowl.

2.- Then chop the tomatoes and add to the mixing bowl along with the chopped peppers and onion.

3.- Using a spoon mix the ingredients and then season with lemon juice, ground cumin and salt. End adding the fresh chopped cilantro.

Mixing the Mexican Salsa #ABRecipes
Mixing the Mexican Salsa

You can serve this fresh Mexican salsa or pico de gallo as an appetizer to enjoy with tortilla chips while sipping on beer or margaritas. You can also use as a garnish for Mexican dishes like tostadas, quesadillas, sopes, rice, grilled meat, nachos, scrambled eggs, you name it.

Mexican Salsa or Pico de Gallo Recipe #ABRecipes
Mexican Salsa or Pico de Gallo Recipe

In Mexico this pico de gallo is done with white onion and beefsteak tomatoes which you can use for this recipe if you like. I like the purple onion since it is sweeter than white onion and also I am using tomatoes on the vine from my garden. This pico de gallo or Mexican salsa you have to eat same day you prepare for better results. If you would prefer to blend and get a saucy salsa you can do that too. In cooking is all about personal taste and making recipes your own.

You can serve this fresh Mexican salsa or pico de gallo as an appetizer #ABRecipes
You can serve this fresh Mexican salsa or pico de gallo as an appetizer

The important thing is to try to cook at home and get to try new dishes and flavors and introduce your family to other options to expand their palate while they learn about culture and traditions through the food you serve.

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Shelley Caran

Pico de Gallo is my go-to topping of choice! I especially love it on eggs!

Christina Thomas

Pico de Gallo is the most perfect food! Love it on everything from chips, to salads to eggs! I like the addition of cumin. I need to try that next time. Beautiful pictures too!

SeaWorldMommy.com

I need to try your version, though it’s mighty close to mine. My Serrano pepper tree doesn’t have any on it at the moment, though, LOL. (I love growing my own peppers. They’re so handy.)

Jeff Wetherington

Sounds delicious!

Romina Tibytt

Que rico, nunca probé el pico de gallo! Gracias por la receta.

Diana Rodriguez

Que rico, me gusta esta salsa, no sabia como hacerla, gracias por la receta.

Maria Machuca

I love Pico de Gallo. Thanks for the recipe!

Natalia Carter

¡Qué buena pinta tiene! Me lo imagine con unos taquitos!

Adriana Hogar-Mujer

Me encanta el pico de gallo, pero nunca la he preparado, gracias por la receta!

Maybelline

I love pico de gallo!

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