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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top 10 Uses for Homemade Pico De Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

If you don’t mind chopping (and unfortunately I kind of do), there is nothing like homemade pico de gallo, also known as salsa fresca.  This fresh mix of tomatoes, onions, jalapeno and cilantro produces a harmony of flavors that compliment an array of dishes, or is simply delicious on it’s own.
The straightforward preparation is simple, so I'll spend my time highlighting the top ten ways I enjoy using this versatile Mexican condiment:

*Serve with tortilla chips and homemade or prepared guacamole

*Add to fish tacos or any other form of “street tacos” (steak, chicken, pulled pork)

*Mix in to your favorite frittata recipe

*Top a cheeseburger along with melted cheddar and avocado

*A tangy accompaniment to mac and cheese

*Tossed with grilled shrimp

*Add to the filling of any burrito including the breakfast variety

*Compliments quesadillas 

*Sprinkled on top of any salad

*Served with cheesy cheddar scalloped potatoes

If your short on time, pico de gallo can be bought in most grocery stores and functions as a healthy supplement to most dishes you enjoy!

Pico de Gallo (fresh salsa)

¾ cup white or red onion finely chopped
2 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 jalapeno finely chopped with seeds removed
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 heaping tsp. coarse sea salt or to taste

Combine all of the ingredients above in a medium bowl.


  1. Love your top ten on what to do with the pico de gallo, I usually make it for one recipe but you've inspired me to be more versatile with the leftovers. Thanks for sharing! =]

  2. May I also suggest it as a great filling to Omelette's too. Add fresh mushroom, cheese, pico, ham, and spinach to make a healthy filling breakfast!

  3. I use a Tbsp. Of lime juice also. Very delicious


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