Countdown to Cinco de Mayo : Pico de Gallo

4 Days to go!

So to celebrate this holiday and Mexican culture, we’re bringing you five authentic Mexican recipes. Enjoy!
Pico de Gallo is a salsa made of fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapeno peppers. To make it, you’ll want to dice a medium tomato and onion, seed and chop half a jalapeno pepper, add a couple sprigs of chopped cilantro and one finely chopped green onion. From there, you can sprinkle on some lime juice and add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add a small clove of minced fresh garlic or just sprinkle on half a teaspoon of garlic powder. Then, just stir it up and refrigerate before serving.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Pico de Gallo is a salsa made of fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapeno peppers. To make it, you’ll want to dice a medium tomato and onion, seed and chop half a jalapeno pepper, add a couple sprigs of chopped cilantro and one finely chopped green onion. From there, you can sprinkle on some lime juice and add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add a small clove of minced fresh garlic or just sprinkle on half a teaspoon of garlic powder. Then, just stir it up and refrigerate before serving.

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