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Pico de Gallo Sauce

Pico de Gallo Sauce
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4
The sauce known as pico de gallo or salsa mexicana is an excellent condiment for adding to meals or just for dipping using totopos (tortilla chips) for a quick snack before dinner. When creating a special appetizer you have to consider several elements: the flavor, combination of ingredients and textures. Sauces help put just the right toquecito in your dishes; so I invite you to take this tip and try it out on your next meal. Let’s get cooking!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh red tomato, diced in cubes
  • 1 cup white onion, diced in cubes
  • 2 serrano peppers, finely diced (only add one if you’d like the sauce to be less spicy)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, diced
  • Juice of one whole lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  • 1
    Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Transfer to a serving dish, cover with plastic and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Expert Tips

  • You can prepare this sauce several hours in advance and store in the refrigerator until ready.
  • If you can’t find serrano peppers, you can substitute in fresh jalapeños.
  • This sauce is also the base for preparing guacamole; just add a mashed avocado and you’ll have an exquisite dip.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • The sauce known as pico de gallo or salsa mexicana is an excellent condiment for adding to meals or just for dipping using totopos (tortilla chips) for a quick snack before dinner. When creating a special appetizer you have to consider several elements: the flavor, combination of ingredients and textures. Sauces help put just the right toquecito in your dishes; so I invite you to take this tip and try it out on your next meal. Let’s get cooking!
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