pico de gallo

Pico De Gallo – Loaded with Healthy Antioxidants

Pico de Gallo is a simple raw salsa made with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro. It is delicious with chips or alongside your favorite Mexican dishes.

This salsa is loaded with healthy antioxidants like vitamins A and C as well as the specific flavonoids from the tomato (lycopene), peppers (capsaicin) and onions (quercitin).

The amounts below are estimates. I like more tomato than onion, but some people prefer equal amounts. Do you want Pico de Gallo spicier? Use a hotter pepper or another jalapeno. You can also add a finely chopped garlic clove or two if you wish to vary the taste a bit.

Pico de Gallo Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 red or yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 lime
  • pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Finely chop the tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.
  2. Remove the seeds and finely chop the jalapeno.
  3. Combine in a medium bowl.
  4. Add the juice of one lime and a pinch of salt.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors develop.

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Audrey Humaciu is an avid "maker" that believes homemade is better. Check out her blog, That Recipe, and rediscover the simple pleasures of cooking and eating real foods that nourish your body, mind, and spirit. She'll show you how easy it can be.

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