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salsa essentials: down & dirty pico de gallo

a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is a simple recipe to prepare, and tweaking the salt and lime juice just just right, you will come up with some wonderful flavors. I use it as a dip for chips, as a salsa for quesadillas; just about anywhere you would use salsa. FYI: The longer it sets, the better it tastes. Time is this recipe's friend. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves Several
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For salsa essentials: down & dirty pico de gallo

  • 6 md
    tomatoes, diced, i prefer roma
  • 1 lg
    yellow onion, diced
  • 1 c
    cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 lg
    jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 lg
    lime, juice and zest
  • 1 pinch
    ground cumin, or to taste
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste

How To Make salsa essentials: down & dirty pico de gallo

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  • 3
    Chop the onions and the tomatoes.
  • 4
    Chef’s Tip: You should have equal amounts of the tomatoes and onions.
  • 5
    Combine the tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, lime zest, and garlic (if using) in a non-reactive bowl, and thoroughly combine.
  • 6
    Add the cumin, salt, and lime juice, to taste.
  • 7
    Chef’s Note:: I typically like a bit more lime juice, but that is just me.
  • 8
    Cover, and let sit in the fridge for a few hours before using… The longer it sits, the better it will taste. Give the ingredients a chance to know one another.
  • 9
    Chef's Note: Let the salsa come to room temperature before serving.
  • 10
  • So yummy
    Serve with chips, or anything else that comes to mind. Enjoy.
  • 12
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.