One of the highlights of any Mexican meal is a fresh salsa served at the table.
Pico de gallo is one of the tastiest and most well-known salsas, known for its versatility and reliance on fresh ingredients.
This salsa stands out for being flavorful, but for having a mild spice level that allows anyone to enjoy it. Here’s a step-by-step guide for making your own delicious pico de gallo.
- 4 medium tomatoes
- 1 medium red onion
- 1/2 an avocado
- 2 sprigs of fresh cilantro
- 1 small jalapeño pepper
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Salt, to taste
Begin by dicing the tomatoes, the avocado, and the red onion into small pieces. The diced pieces should be small enough to have several fit comfortably on a tortilla chip.
Deseed the jalapeño pepper and dice it into very small pieces.
Add all of the diced vegetables into a serving bowl.
Chop up the leafy parts of the two springs of cilantro. If you prefer to have more or less of this herb’s flavor present in the salsa, you can add more or less. Add the chopped cilantro to the bowl of diced veggies.
Finish the mixture by adding the small quantities of lime and lemon juice to the bowl. Mix thoroughly with a spoon. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
This can be served with tortilla chips, tacos, or quesadillas. Enjoy!