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My version of Pico de Gallo is super easy to make and doesn’t require jalapenos! Perfect for dipping, adding to tacos, quesadillas, and more!
One thing I have figured out is that spice isn’t for everyone. So I wanted to take that into consideration when making my pico de gallo!
I have had some versions that will have your mouth on fire, other pico is totally overpowered by cilantro. You will be happy to know, that’s not the case here!
Pico De Gallo Vs. Salsa: What’s the Difference?
If this is your first time around the block making pico, you may be wondering how it’s different from salsa.
Salsas that are made with tomatoes are usually cooked, have more liquid, but have the same ingredients as pico. I know there are kinds like mango salsa, but for the sake of this concept we are just talking about tomato based.
Pico de Gallo has a fresher flavor and is more chunky in texture. While you do use tomatoes, they are not blended or pureed.
What You Need to Make Pico De Gallo without Jalapenos
Tomatoes – you can use cherry tomatoes or one large regular tomato. Try to get organic if possible, if you can’t that’s okay too.
Onion – we recommend red onion because of the flavor and it sure does look festive
Cilantro – you will only need a little bit, so don’t buy the bundle if possible unless you just want to add more.
Lime Juice – fresh lime juice is where it’s at, but if you have to use store bought, by all means do so
Garlic – minced store bought garlic or cloves will do
Salt and Pepper to taste – sea salt and cracked black pepper is what we like.
How To Make Pico De Gallo
Start by chopping up your tomatoes, onion, and citrano and add to a medium size mixing bowl. Then add the minced garlic. If you are using fresh cloves you will need to dice those up as well.
Then squeeze out the lime as much as possible over the other ingredients. Use a juicer if you can. If you are using store bought lime juice, measure about 2 tbsp and pour in.
Top it off with salt and pepper. Stir to coat the ingredients with the lime juice. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving so the flavors have time to merry.
How Long is Pico De Gallo Good For?
Usually about 4-5 days as long as it is refrigerated. Any longer, the tomatoes start to break down and make the mixture soggy.
What Do You Serve Pico De Gallo With?
Pico goes great on tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, tortilla chips, and mexican inspired casseroles. As a dip it's great for the warmer months because the ingredients are so refreshing!
Here are some of our favorite recipes to serve Pico de Gallo with:
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Easy Pico De Gallo without Jalapenos
- 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes diced or a large tomato
- ½ medium red onion finely diced
- 2 T. fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped
- 1 large lime juiced or 2 tbsp of store bought lime juice
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- Add diced tomatoes, red onion, and minced garlic to a medium size mixing bowl.
- Chop cilantro and add to the other veggies.
- Pour in lime juice and salt and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are combined.
- Let it chill for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently.
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