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Pico De Gallo

Pico de Gallo is a fresh and versatile salsa commonly used in Mexican cuisine. It is also known as "salsa fresca" or "salsa cruda" due to its uncooked nature. This bright, healthy condiment consists of a mix of finely chopped raw ingredients, including tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and lime juice, creating a vibrant harmony of flavors within a simple preparation. For home cooks, Pico de Gallo is not only easy to prepare but adds a delightful burst of flavor to various dishes, such as tacos, nachos, enchiladas, or as a topping for grilled meats and fish. Its refreshing taste also makes it a popular accompaniment to tortilla chips or as an addition to salads and omelettes.
#6
IN SALSA
16
CAL / 100G
$0.30
AVG / OZ
pico de gallo
100%
CARBS
0%
FAT
0%
PROTEIN
Pico De Gallo FAQ
Pico de Gallo is a delight to have in the kitchen because of its fresh taste and easy preparation. However, cooking with it can sometimes pose a challenge to some. It is important to note that balancing its ingredients is crucial for achieving the desired taste. People often go wrong by treating the ratio of tomatoes to onions to jalapenos and cilantro as strict, but it's all about personal preference. Taste as you go and adjust to achieve the flavor you're seeking. Another common mistake involves not chopping the ingredients finely enough. This results in an awkward texture and uneven flavor distribution when eating. Always chop your ingredients into small, similar sized pieces for an authentic Pico de Gallo experience. Lastly, people sometimes forget that Pico de Gallo relies heavily on its freshness. As such, it's best made and consumed on the same day. Little known tip: You can elevate the taste by adding a bit of diced fresh fruit such as peach or mango. This gives it a unique sweetness that complements the salsa's inherent spiciness and tanginess.
Why does my Pico de Gallo taste bitter?
Do I need to remove the seeds from the jalapenos for Pico de Gallo?
Can I use dried cilantro instead of fresh in Pico de Gallo?
Can I add other ingredients to my Pico de Gallo?
Why is my Pico de Gallo watery?
Can I use a food processor to make Pico de Gallo?
Why is it called Pico de Gallo?
My Pico de Gallo tastes blunt - how can I make it pop?
Can I make Pico de Gallo without cilantro?
Do I need to use a specific type of tomato for Pico de Gallo?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does pico de gallo expire?
Unopened, store-bought pico de gallo can last in the fridge for about a week past the 'use by' date printed on the package. But, once opened, it's best consumed within 3 to 4 days. Homemade pico de gallo has a shorter shelf-life and should ideally be eaten within 2 days. Even if you freeze your pico de gallo (which is not commonly done due to texture changes), it should be eaten within 2-3 months for the best flavor and texture.
How do you tell if pico de gallo is bad?
If you notice a dullness in the vibrant colors or if the texture becomes slimy, it's an indication that your pico de gallo is going bad. Also, a sour or off smell is a sure sign that it's time to toss it. Similarly, if you see any mold, discard the salsa immediately.
Tips for storing pico de gallo to extend shelf life
• Always keep pico de gallo refrigerated in an airtight container. This not only helps to preserve freshness but also prevents the pico de gallo from absorbing other odors in your fridge. • Seal your container promptly after each use to limit oxidation. • Consider storing homemade pico de gallo in individual servings, to avoid excessive exposure of the whole batch to air, thus prolonging its freshness. • Avoid freezing pico de gallo if possible. The freezing and thawing process can muddle the textures and affect the freshness.
EXPIRES WITHIN
3 - 5
WEEKS
Health Info
Macros
11g
CARBS
0g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
KETO
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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