Pico de Gallo: Fresh Tomato Salsa
Pico de Gallo: Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 30 min
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    Editor's note: Chef Roberto Santibañez, the chef/owner of Fonda in Brooklyn, New York shared this recipe as part of a festive taco party menu he created for Epicurious. He recommends serving this salsa with his Carnitas or Carne Adobada Tacos . The Spanish name for this salsa means "rooster's beak," and originally referred to a salad of jicama, peanuts, oranges, and onions. But today, whether you're in Minneapolis or Mexico City, if you ask for pico de gallo, you'll get the familiar cilantro-flecked combination of chopped tomato, onion, and fresh chiles. This tart, crisp condiment (also known as salsa Mexicana) has become so common on Mexican tables that it seems like no coincidence that its colors match those of the national flag. Besides finding firm ripe tomatoes and seeding them, the key to this salsa is adding plenty of lime juice and salt, and not skimping on the chiles. Because without a burst of acidity and heat, you're just eating chopped tomatoes.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 pound tomatoes (about 2 medium), seeded and finely diced (1 1/2 cups)
    • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
    • 1 small fresh jalapeño or serrano chile, finely chopped, including seeds, or more to taste
    • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, or more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt, or 1 teaspoon kosher salt

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 50 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.05%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.05%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 963 mg 40.12%
    • Calcium: 34 mg 3.42%
    • Potassium: 52 mg 1.47%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.69%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 10 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.92%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 16.72%
    • Vitamin C 52.88%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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