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Hide Nutritional ContentOne serving contains: Calories (kcal) 15 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 23 Dietary Fiber (g) 1 Total Sugars (g) 2 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 65
“Pico de Gallo translates to “rooster’s beak” in English (when you dip tortilla chips into it, your thumb and forefinger loosely resemble a pecking chicken). Didn’t you always wonder where the name came from?”
I then cut the chile in half lengthwise and used my teaspoon to remove the seeds and ribs. These I placed aside for use later to adjust the hotness of the salsa. I then pressed each chile half flat and using a paring knife removed the bitter membrane from the inside of the chile. The chile in this state should have a “fruity” taste with a hint of spicyness. I julienned (cut into long strips) the pepper halves and then minced.
You know Helen, I asked my sister-in-law (my brother’s wife) who Benny might be and she had no idea. So things don’t look good. But you never know. 🙂 This really is a great version, and the story is even better. Hope you’re doing well!
“I made this salsa when I was in Maryland last summer for the first time. My brother and his wife, my two children and myself absolutely fell in love with this change of pace recipe. I have been asked to make it again when I return for another visit.”
This is really where freshness matters, especially with the tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. When making this we also suggest using a lime instead of lime juice concentrates. You can really tell the difference in flavor.
This all-raw salsa can be thrown together in just ten minutes. And because it’s made with tomatillos rather than tomatoes, it’s less sweet and more refreshing than the more familiar red salsa. (We also think it’s more interesting for topping Mexican dishes such as huevos rancheros or for eating with tortilla chips.)
This looks fabulous Brandi, and the pics of your tomatoes are Beautiful! Who knew tomatoes could be so beautiful, lol!??! We just bought a big box of regular tomatoes. I imagine this recipe would work okay with those, do ya think? We were going to make and bottle salsa today, but I’ve been too dang tired. I’m lovin’ this raw recipe though and it’s not as overwhelming as making a GIANT batch and bottling it all. I may try your recipe tomorrow. It looks so so good!
This was a great and easy dish! I mostly kept to the original recipe (different shaped pasta – I don’t think rotelli really makes a huge difference) and it turned out fantastic. And it used up the last of the huge bag of tomatoes my father gave me from his yard.
Hey guys, I just posted the recipe above and I want to correct an error – Duh! I said yellow or RED onion. I MEANT yellow or white onion. I guess I was thinking no red onion and the thought went to my fingers.
Or, if you’re feeling wild and crazy during grilling season, use your homemade pico de gallo to top off a hot dog! You can also do a little tropical remix with this mango salsa version, or a Southern-Mexican blend with peach corn salsa, perfect for topping pork tacos.
1. In a bowl, stir together the cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, onion, garlic, lime& lemon juice, cilantro (or parsley) , dill, and salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least  1-2 hour. Serve with tortilla chips, use as a topped for grilled chicken, fish or my favorite…. on top of my morning eggs!
Sounds perfect to me! I could probably live on Mexican food and chips and salsa are my diet weakness for sure. If I had to choose between chocolate and chips I’d be dipping for sure. I love that you use cherry tomatoes. I’m a tomato snob and if they’re not sweet like good vine ripened I won’t even add them to my dish. Also the lime and cilantro sound great. I always use them in my guacamole – probably a great match with your salsa… thanks Girl ♡
Salt will draw the moisture out of the pico de gallo, so you may find that your pico de gallo is very watery after you take it out of the fridge. You can just drain the mixture and re-adjust the seasoning before serving. 
I can eat it with every single meal I eat. I love to spoon heaping spoons full of Pico de Gallo on top of my scrambled eggs in the morning, add it to an avocado half with a bit of chicken for lunch, and then pile it on so many dishes for supper – like as a topping my beef enchiladas, chicken enchiladas, or on tacos.
Well, this Texas girl LOVES Cilantro – we use it in all kinds of recipes here. We had our first ‘crop’ of it actually in our new garden. I love the smell too! It’s always interesting to see how different parts of the country eat certain foods and drink beverages in certain ways. I Love AMERICA!
This was great! It had a really nice tang to it. I changed a couple of things. First, I used 1/2 lb of tomatillos like stated, but used 2 serrano chilies and 3 cloves of garlic. I didn’t feel like chopping the chiles, or anything, so I just roasted them with the tomatillos and garlic for about 5 minutes, and threw them in the blender with some cilantro. It turned out so good. I would definitely make this again, as it required almost no effort and took 10 minutes.
Toss the diced tomatoes and onion in a bowl, and add in the minced jalapeño and cilantro. Cilantro is vital to this dish, but it can be overpowering, so it’s OK to err on the side of caution and start with a smaller amount at first. You can always add more.
The flavors of tropical fruit and veggies mingle really well in this dish. And, lime juice, salt and pepper provide just enough seasoning to the salsa to bring out all the right flavors. But, sometimes it’s nice to have some extra spice or extra heat, and I occasionally like to add a touch of red chili powder, cayenne pepper and/or cajun seasoning to my salsa to spice it up. I list those spices as OPTIONAL under my recipe instructions, as the recipe is just as good without them, too. I hope you will enjoy this healthy, vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan recipe full of fresh tropical fruit and veggies!

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    Fresh tomatillo salsa is very tasty and this is the basic recipe, not really much else to do with it. I only give it 3 forks because there is nothing really earth-shattering about it. To the reviewers who recommend roasting the tomatillos, that is also a very good tomatillo salsa, but it is different. You can make salsa from tomatillos basically three ways: fresh, roasted or boiled. All have different flavor profiles, but if you roast them, that’s an entirely different dish for which epicurious has many recipes (nearly all of them the same).
    Looks and sounds great! We just picked some more tomatoes from our garden and we were not sure what to do with them all. We have made marinara sauce twice already, and we were looking for something different to make. Your Pico De Gallo recipe sounds fantastic! Simple, fresh ingredients, who could ask for more? I even have a second round of cilantro out there ready for picking. Thank you.

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