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Fresh Pico De Gallo Recipe

Looking for an easy Fresh pico de gallo recipe? Learn how to make Fresh pico de gallo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rebelraisin

Makes 20 servings



Removing the seeds from the tomatoes makes this recipe less soupy than salsa. To make into salsa, simply use the whole tomato. Finely dice each ingredient or use a food processor. Mama likes it hot, but if you prefer a milder flavor, omit some of the garlic or jalapeno seeds or ribs. CAUTION: If using a food processor, make this in two batches, otherwise you get mush at the bottom while you pulse the rest of the veggies up top. Use for dips and snacks or use 1 cup of this mixture plus about 2 cups of chicken broth or dry white wine or both to simmer chicken breast in a slow cooker for tender, juicy Mexican-style chicken. Shred for tacos or Mexican pizza.

Recipe Ingredients for Fresh pico de gallo

1 large onion, diced
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper (ribs and seeds optional)
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/3 tsp ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Fresh pico de gallo

  1. Cut tops off bell peppers.

  2. Remove stems, ribs and seeds from bell peppers.

  3. Remove stem from jalapeno pepper. Control the level of spice by removing the ribs and the seeds. For more heat, add more ribs and/or seeds.

  4. Remove top and skin from onion.

  5. Remove stem and/or core from tomatoes. Seed tomatoes for pico de gallo; use whole tomato for salsa.

  6. Either dice all the peppers, tomatoes and onion or cut up and pulse in food processor, making mixture in two batches.

  7. Add your garlic cloves. Mince them and throw them in with the other vegetables if you're doing this by hand, or slice them up and throw them in the food processor (one per batch).

  8. Tear about a handful of cilantro from the stems and remove as many stems as possible.

  9. If you're dicing, finely chop the cilantro and add it to the pepper-tomato-and-onion mixture; otherwise, throw the cilantro in the food processor, remembering to do half at a time.

  10. Add salt, pepper and lime juice, to taste.

Categories

Appetizers, Side Dish, Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 39.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
12
Calories from Fat
1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.1g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Potassium
83mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
2.5g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
0.4g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 43%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • Very high in sugar
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