In Mexico, the term pico de gallo (in Spanish, literally: “rooster’s beak”) refers to a mixture of diced tomatoes, onions and jalapeño peppers. Other ingredients can also be added, such as shrimp, avocado, lime juice or cider vinegar, chopped fresh cilantro, cucumber, radishes, or firm fruit like mango.
Do you like pico de gallo as much as I do? It’s a classic Mexican tomato sauce that adds fresh, healthy, low-calorie flavor to almost any Mexican meal.
When I was young, I piled pico de gallo on tortilla chips at our nearby Mexican restaurant and called it dinner (refill, please). I didn’t fully appreciate the wonders of pico de gallo, until my family traveled to Mexico one summer while I was in college.
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