sensational pico de gallo

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By Brad Nichols
from Pleasantville, NY

Delicious and simple! There are three things I have learned in evolving this recipe that make for fantastic Pico: 1) Letting the peppers/onion/garlic marinade in the lime juice longer is KEY to the flavor 2) Chop the ingredients by hand for authentic texture 3) Roma tomatoes and their lower water saturation level keep the flavor from diluting. If you have to use regular tomatoes, drain them before mixing the Pico. The longer this sits the stronger the lime flavor and the suggested timings account for this. Make it right before you serve and enjoy the compliments of your family and friends!!

serves 10-12 as a dip or condiment
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For sensational pico de gallo

  • 1
    jalapeno peppers - seeded and diced fine
  • 1 c
    red onion - diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic - pressed/crushed fine
  • 2 1/2 c
    roma tomatoes - diced
  • 1/2 c
    lime juice - fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 c
    cilantro, fresh chopped
  • 1 tsp
    salt (or more to taste)

How To Make sensational pico de gallo

  • 1
    Combine Jalapeno, Onion, Garlic and Lime Juice in a non-reactive bowl and allow to marinade in the refrigerator for 5-10 mins
  • 2
    Add Tomatoes, Cilantro and Salt
  • 3
    Mix and let stand another 15 minutes for all flavors to set and serve
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