Pico de Gallo: Fresh Tomato Salsa


epicurious
15 mins (prep 15)
8 ingredients
makes 2 cups
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.

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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

Nutrition

Serving Size (172.64 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 39.12 Calories from Fat 3.06
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.34g 1.05%
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.48%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 22.11mg 1.84%
Total Carbohydrate 8.68g 5.78%
Dietary Fiber 1.87 g 14.97%
Sugars 6.8 g %
Protein 2.04g 8.16%
Vitamin A 1092.04IU% Vitamin C 39.8mg%
Calcium 22.11mg% Iron 0.87mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chopped cilantro, finely chopped white onion, fresh, or, serrano chile, freshly squeezed lime juice, fine salt
 

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