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pico ala q

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Wendi Q
Orlando, FL

This pico de gallo is a very healthy alternative to regular salsa, without all the preservatives. Very authentic flavors and ingredients!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 35 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For pico ala q

  • 6-8 roma tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 10-20 pieces of jarred jalapenos (depending on heat desired)
  • 1/8 cup white vinegar
  • 1/8 cup olive, vegetable, or canola oil
  • 1 lime
  • salt and pepper
  • powdered garlic
  • 1/4 cup cold fresh water

How To Make pico ala q

  • 1
    Start by dicing tomatoes, onion, and jalapenos into small pieces. About 1/4 inch dices. Mix together in large bowl. Finely chop cilantro into small shreds. Combine mixture. Add oil, water, vinegar, and juice from lime. Continue to mix. Add about 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder. Add pepper, I prefer to use fresh coarse grounds, but simple table pepper will work. Add pepper according to preference. I add my salt last, and I never use table(iodized) salt when cooking. I prefer sea or kosher salt. I usually add approximately 1/2 tablespoon, as the tomatoes and onion are acidic. I let the mix settle for about an hour in the fridge before I serve so the flavors can blend. But we always sneak bite while waiting! You may want to add more salt after the pico has marinated for a while in the fridge. The pico will last for 3 days (unless you love it like I do, then maybe 3 hours.) I serve my pico with tortilla chips, or even use it in sandwich wraps, or side dishes such as rice. Hope you enjoy!!