Complete your party spread with a big bowl of Pico de Gallo! Learn to make the best salsa fresca with this classic recipe. Serve it with tortilla chips for an explosion of fresh, zesty flavor.
We eat a lot of Mexican food in this house. Which means we eat a lot of salsa.
At one point, it seemed like every time I opened the fridge we were out of salsa.
There are plenty of good jarred salsa available in stores these days.
But there’s one kind of store bought salsa that doesn’t hold a candle to homemade: Pico de Gallo.
Strictly speaking, Pico de Gallo is a type of salsa.
It’s a salsa fresca–which translates simply to “fresh sauce ” in Spanish.
Unlike the red and green salsas you buy in jars, Pico de Gallo is made entirely of fresh raw ingredients.
It’s a chunky dip with an aromatic combination of zesty, spicy and juicy flavors.
We most often eat it with thick crunchy tortilla chips as an easy appetizer.
It’s also wonderful as a topping for tacos, my Taco Braid, nachos, burritos, and even fish.
Here’s what you need to make this easy fresh salsa recipe:
Making pico de gallo is as easy as chopping the vegetables and herbs and tossing them in a bowl.
Add a spoonful of fresh lime juice and a drizzle of olive oil, then let it sit for a few minutes to give the flavors a chance to mingle.
Kept covered in the fridge, this pico de gallo will stay good for 3 -4 days.
This recipe makes about 2 cups worth of fresh salsa.
It’s the perfect amount to enjoy with your appetizer and still have leftovers for an easy snack the next day.
Need a little easy appetizer inspiration?
We have no shortage of delicious recipes for meal starters and party foods with the Mexican flavors you love.
For a heartier cold dip, give this 7-LAYER DIP a try.
It’s made with refried beans, cheese and guacamole for a dip that’ll have you scraping the bottom of the bowl for every delicious bite.
For a warm option, this Easy Layered Taco Dip is cheese lover’s heaven!
It’s a perfect addition to any party or gathering. If chicken is more your style, check out this Chicken Taco Dip too.
Even more easy appetizers to love. . .
You can’t beat the taste of homemade Pico de Gallo. Don’t forget to have extra tortilla chips on hand for scooping up every last drop!
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