Avacado pico de Gailo

Jane Whittaker


First time I had this it was love at first bite. I kept asking the hostess what do you call this because was so foreign to me. She was married to a man from Mexico.
We use this on tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and just straight with fritoes for scoops


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min


  • 2 large
    ripe avacados
  • 1 medium
    lime, cut in half an squeezed over avacados
  • 1 small
    onion chopped
  • 2 large
    jalepenos, veins and seeds removed
  • 3 large
    fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 c
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, or to your taste

How to Make Avacado pico de Gailo


  1. Take a spoon and scoop the peel off the avacado, if it is ripe this will come off easy. Put in a large bowl
  2. Half the lime and squeeze over the avacado and toss.
  3. Chop the onion and add to avacado.
  4. Halve the jalepenos and remove the stems, seeds and veins, you can leave some in or not your choice, but the veins and stems are where the heat is. Dice the jalepenos and add to bowl.
  5. Cut the tomatoes in half, remove core, and squeeze out the seeds, add to bowl.
  6. Add salt and toss. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

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About Avacado pico de Gailo

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Spanish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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