Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pico de gallo

Pico de gallo, or very simply "pico", is a fresh mild salsa that is a must have on taco nights. No chiles were harmed in the making of this salsa. It is mild enough for the meekest of Mexican food lovers.

Pico takes me back to warm Florida summers. Scratch that. HOT Florida summers. 

Tomatoes are the real star of this show, so make sure the tomatoes are ripe, firm and fresh. In this recipe I have used lemons instead of limes, just because I had them on hand. If you have limes, use limes. If you have Key limes, use Key limes. And give Florida a kiss for me. 

Pico de gallo
Pico de gallo

Pico de gallo

Pico de gallo


6 Medium Tomatoes 
1/4 Red Onion
1/4 Small Green Bell Pepper
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Cup Cilantro
1/2 Lemon


Dice the tomatoes. Discard as much of the seeds and the goopy stuff in the middle as you can. Place in a bowl.

Dice the onion and toss it in the bowl.

Add the crushed garlic.

Finely chop the bell pepper and add it to the bowl.


Crack some sea salt and pepper. Squeeze the lemon over everything.

Chop the cilantro and combine everything in the bowl together.


Pico de gallo


  1. I do love a good pico de gallo. This version looks so light, refreshing and zesty. Perfect for the Summer weather here in Australia!

    1. Thanks Thalia! Love Summer and everything that goes with it, though sadly we are getting to the tail end here in New Zealand.

  2. Such beautiful pictures to go with your recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Naomi! I just had look at your site too, it is fantastic!!


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