WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PICO DE GALLO AND SALSA?
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN PICO DE GALLO
- SALTAND PEPPER
- GARLIC SALT
I DONT WANT ANY SPICE DO I HAVE TO USE JALAPENO?
Jalapeños typically are a very mild spice. The larger the jalapeño the less spicy it is.HOWEVER, if you are taking zero chances try substituting the jalapeno with a green bell pepper or a poblano pepper.
HOW DO YOU CHOP THE PICO DE GALLO SMALL?
Here is the best hack of your life. It's not just for pico de gallo (I use it several times a week) but it sure works wonder. An ONION CHOPPER! All of the ingredients literally will be chopped up small and evenly in MINUTES. They are less than $20 on amazon. Here is the one I'm loving right now.
- If you have any kind of pain in your hands
- dull knives
- dont enjoy cutting and lack knife skills
- want the pico done quickly- this is for you!
HOW TO MAKE PICO DE GALLO
I start with my tomatoes. With pico de gallo you really can eye ball your ingredients around how much tomatoes you have. Chop your tomatoes, then add in your onion and jalapeno.
WHAT KIND OF TOMATOES ARE BEST
Roma tomatoes are a popular tomato for salsa fresco. they have more meat and less juice so they dont get super smushy and runny. However, you can really use whatever you have on hand.
WHAT KIND OF ONION IS BEST?
I LOVE to combine couple of different onions. For instance I used one small red onion and a couple of green onions. While all onions do have a "onion flavor" they still do taste slightly different and can add depth to your salsa.
ADD THE REMAINING INGREDIENTS
Add in your cilantro, lots of lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Mix it up and let it sit for a few hours before serving.
IS SALSA REALLY BETTER THE NEXT DAY?
It is! I mean, you don't have to wait the next day to eat it. Heaven knows I always have to dig in immediately. The flavors of the salsa really blend together and taste so good after sitting for several hours.
HOW DO I STORE SALSA FRESCO
There are some really strong smells in salsa you will definitely want to store it in an air tight container so it does not make your fridge smell up like onion. Keep it in the fridge for about a week in that air tight container.
IS THIS SALSA HEALTHY?
YES! It is full of healthy vegetables- great for anti-inflammatory properties and healthy for your heart. These vegetables are also very low calorie!
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Pico De Gallo Salsa
- 12 ripe tomatoes
- 1 small onion
- 2 green onions
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 limes
- 1 jalapeno
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Chop tomatoes, onion and jalapeno in to small pieces. Chop cilantro and stir in juice from limes and add garlic salt and salt and pepper to taste.
- Allow ingredients to rest and flavors to marry for at least an hour before serving.