Many people believe that Pico de Gallo and Salsa are one and the same. Traditionally a Pico is a "rough chop" while a Salsa is pureed.
While Pico and Salsas often share the same ingredients, it's really up to you which consistency you are looking for.
This recipe is an easy way to make classic Pico. A handful of ingredients and a sharp knife and Voila!
Technically you can use whatever kind of tomatoes you want but I've always found it a bit easier to use Roma tomatoes when making a Pico. Just my personal preference. You should go ahead and experiment a bit and make it to your liking.
🥑 How to Pick the Perfect Avocado
Choosing the wrong avocado will ruin your dish. Especially when the avocado is the main ingredient like in Guacamole. Basically you want a perfectly ripe Avocado. This is a great article on how to select the perfect avocado.
🎥 How to cut an Avocado (Video)
A delicious Mexican condiment you can serve with tortilla chips or put on your tacos. Either way, this recipe is delicious!
If you've ever wondered about the origins of Pico de Gallo, I would suggest checking out this informative article on Wikipedia.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Pico de Gallo recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Roma Tomato, Sweet Onion, Serrano Peppers, Cucumbers, Avocados, Fresh Cilantro, Ground Cumin and Salt & Pepper.
🥣 How to make Pico de Gallo
Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine.
Serve with tortilla chips or use as a topping on your tacos or even in your burritos.
Pico de Gallo
- 3 Roma Tomatoes, Chopped
- 1 Sweet Onion, Chopped
- 2 Serrano Peppers, Diced
- 1 Cucumber(s), Diced
- 1 Avocado, Diced
- ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground Cumin
- Salt and Pepper, To Taste
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine.
- Serve with tortilla chips or use as a topping on your tacos or even in your burritos.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.