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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 salt, and not skimping on the chiles. Because without a burst of acidity and heat, you’re just eating chopped tomatoes.
The USDA does accept that if you take an approved, tested recipe and make minor alterations to ingredients that does affect the preserving properties, that should be ok.  But there are a lot of if’s in that statement.  For example, substituting 1 teaspoon of ground chili spice for 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper is probably fine, but substituting 1 cup of apple juice for 1 cup of lemon juice would not be.  Unless you really know what you’re doing, you should probably stick to the approved recipes.  The preserving recipes I publish, like the one above, are all from the USDA, universities or established canning authorities. Granny probably never did lab cultures and bacteria counts to test that her recipe was safe; you were her test guinea pig, and that’s not as reliable as a culture (next time you might get sick)
UPDATE 09/06/17: Lots of you have asked for a weight measure on the tomatoes. I’ve been canning this salsa the last few days and experimented weighing and measuring tomatoes. The result? Tomatoes are unpredictable! Meaning, the exact weight  (that will yield the 10 cups drained needed in the recipe) is EXTREMELY variable depending on the type of tomato used.
I just made this wonderful salsa a couple of days ago with roma tomatoes. I 4X the recipe and ended up with 32 pints of salsa. We liked it so very much I am thinking of doing more with the 1 1/2 bushels of regular tomatoes that I have. Do you think that the regular tomatoes would have too much liquid in them or would the draining take care of that problem? I didn’t add the paste last time so I would probably add it for sure to make it thicker.
My family didn’t have a chow chow recipe; we were more about mustard pickles (which featured a somewhat dubious sugar-vinegar-tumeric-flour brine mixed with cucumbers, onions and cauliflower). Mustard pickles are sweeter than chow chow but both are common in fish dinners, served atop fish cakes or with boiled salt potatoes.
Simple, fresh and easy to make. A winning Mexican restaurant style salsa prepared with plum tomatoes, onion cilantro, and serrano peppers. Fresh tomatoes, not canned, star in this recipe. In Mexico, it is known as salsa roja (red sauce) or salsa de mesa (table sauce). And just like in the U.S., it is served in every restaurant before your meal with tortilla chips.
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and you’re hooked. And now you have something to tide you over in between your twice annual Mexican restaurant that’s 4 states away!
This is a good basic fresh salsa recipe and I keep the tomato juice out by using roma tomatoes as they are easy to seed and you have less juice to contend with. I like using the Serrano pepper for a little different flavor, and use chopped green onions when I have them. This is an easy recipe to alter for your own specific taste.
I rarely do this on a whim but am headed to the store for a few ingredients! I have to try this salsa – thank you! I saw a few posts asking about canning, but do you think this could be frozen? I wonder how it would thaw?
Yum. Simple, straight forward. This tastes like what I grew up with in Texas. It is exceptional with garden-fresh tomatoes. But sadly, the flavors wane substantially after just 1 day – make enough for now, but don’t bother saving the leftovers – they will be mediocre tomorrow.
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I canned these in a water bath without a problem. Throwing all my other salsa recipes away… And THANK YOU for the broiler skinning method!! I’ve been telling all my friends about it! Way easier than using all that water.
This sounds just like a salsa I just had at a local restaurant. It was slightly sweet too. I loved it! I can’t wait to try this one. Sounds like a great sauce for many one dish meals. Thanks for sharing!
Also, for those of you who dislike cilantro have no fear!  I can’t lie I seriously dislike cilantro, but the amount in this recipe is perfect.  If you really like cilantro, you can feel free to double the amount.  We can still be friends.
I went back to the store and bought a fresh onion and the cumin — I didn’t want to risk it! 🙂 I’m afraid the frozen onion just wouldn’t do the salsa justice. I’m getting ready to go make it right now! Thanks so much, Kelley!!
We have been doing a lot of canning as of late and we love it. Nothing like a homemade product as opposed to store bought. We have made for years Homemade Canned Tomato Salsa but this year we went out on our own and did our own recipe. Adding in our favorite parts of other recipes and coming up with something we can call our own.
Breakfast Tacos with Fire Roasted Salsa – definitely a favorite comfort food around here! Can sub a package of frozen diced potatoes but the homemade refried beans are a must in my opinion! Same recipe works for burritos too.
When using fresh chile peppers always taste first before adding! Some peppers are hotter than others and you really can’t tell unless you taste them. Just take a very small taste. You’ll be able to gauge the heat of the pepper and will be better able to judge how much you need.
This amazing classic salsa has been a favorite for many years and is a traditional Southwestern-style sauce. It’s full of tomato flavor and perfect for any time you want to serve a tasty salsa. Made from juicy tomatoes, green bell peppers, green onions, and seasoned with lime juice, cilantro, garlic and jalapeno chiles, this pico de gallo-style salsa serves as a great appetizer, snack, or sauce for Mexican night. …MORE+ LESS-
Made this yesterday for some carnita burritos, and it was delicious! I didn’t use all the tomato pulp, as the lime juice made it juicy enough. I forgot to add the vinegar, but it still tasted like really nice salsa. Only had to use two large tomatoes, and it made plenty. Thank you! 🙂
Looks easy enough, though I will skip the monsanto canned veggies in favor of my garden grown ingrediants. I thought you were going to say you threw Pico in the blender, which is all salsa really is. Of course Pico de gallo is nothing like salsa… like apples are nothing like oranges, but BOTH are delicious!!
Glad you love it! Cilantro can sometimes turn brown (oxidize) over time and sometimes that happens quicker than other times. Also tomatoes vary in how bright and vibrant they are, some are darker than others and then with the cilantro, that could be making the color darker.
Wash the chile pepper first. Slice the chile pepper down the center with the tip of your knife.  You can see the membranes and seeds here in these two halves. The membranes are where the capsaicin is stored.  It is this part of the chile pepper that carries the heat.  The seeds are not as hot, but since they are a part of the membrane they do have a slight bit more heat than the green outer chile pepper.
Sorry, guys. It’s not that I wanted to keep this 5 minute salsa recipe away from you or anything. I just figured that you might appreciate it a little more if I brought it to you, say like, Cinco de Mayo. But when my slow cooker Hawaiian pulled chicken sliders failed (and I do mean failed miserably) as in I could not eat more than a bite. And I contemplated whether it was worth swallowing. Yuh huh. That bad. Anees, on the other hand, said it was pretty good. My tastebuds totally didn’t agree. Sorry not sorry. You reeeeeeeeally would not be loving those sliders. But I do know that this blender salsa is money, honey! Totally the complete opposite of those horrendous pulled chicken sliders.
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I made this recipe today. I didn’t add peppers as I am very sensitive to spicy food. I loved it. Then had my husband try it. He also thought it was good. I will also use this recipe for the sauce to go over my enchiladas.
“First time I made salsa- and it is the best salsa I’ve ever tasted!!! Not very sweet compared to some other homemade salsa I’ve tried. If you like spicy you could definitely up the jalape?os/hot sauce. Make sure to mince the garlic very fine. If you like very thick salsa, just add back a little less tomato juice than the recipe calls for. Also be sure to really break up the tomatoes when cooking (unless you like really big chunks). Most people who have tried this have asked for the recipe! We gobbled it up in a big hurry and I am about to make a second batch:)”
I agree about the vinegar- my husband tasted it and said he can’t eat it because of how strong the vinegar is. So I’m kind of sad because it took me a really long time to make this. I am sure it will get eaten, but I’d be interested in a recipe without the vinegar if that’s possible. I loved this method of peeling the tomatoes, much less painful.
This was fabulous. Made it without planning, so I needed to add a few shallots to supplement the garlic, and didn’t have serrano peppers, so added a bit of chipotle chili powder. Tasted great just after pulsing, even better after the salt (only used 1 1/3 Tbsp for low sodium) and even better after the cilantro and lime. It was fabulous as a topping on baked chicken, also on couscous, then just straight up. How many days do you think this could stay in the fridge (if one had any leftovers!). Thanks for a great dinner!
I made this dip the first time I saw it and really liked it….but….it seemed a bit too loose for my taste. The second time, I didn’t add the roasting ‘juices’ until I saw the consistency after pulsing a couple of times. This time it was perfect without adding the juices and everyone loved it and it literally disappeared almost instantly!! I almost had to whip up a second batch right there on the spot!! It’s a rich and wonderful salsa with! YOU HAVE TO TRY IT!!!
Good, simple recipe that works well. Watch out for the salt content: add just a little then more if you need it. The recipe leaves you with a lot of liquid – it might be a good idea to pour off some before serving.

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