How to make pico de gallo sauce


The pico de gallo It is a sauce originally from Mexico. Its peculiarity is that the ingredients are diced, although it is considered a sauce, it is also used as a salad and accompanies the typical Mexican tortillas, the nachos the guacamole or the quesadillas. There are many varieties of pico de gallo, the best known is the one with tomato as the main base, there are others based on fruits and those that combine salty and sweet ingredients.

Like most Latin American dishes, although a meal is typical of a country it can have variations, as is the case in Costa Rica where it is used as a dip or for dressing salads, in Argentina and Chile a preparation is made based on the same ingredients, but it is called in another way. In we explain how to make pico de gallo sauce.

15 minutes Low difficulty Ingredients:
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tablespoons coriander
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 lemons
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ hot pepper or chili (optional)
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Prepare pico de gallo It does not have any difficulty, it is a perfect complement for tortillas, tacos or quesadillas, you can even eat it in the form of a salad, its aromatic touches will give you the freshness that your dishes need, especially in summer times.

The first thing you should do is wash the tomatoes and remove the seeds, then on a cutting board, chop the tomato into small squares. Here is the uniqueness of the pico de gallo, all its ingredients are finely cut and diced.


Place the already cut tomatoes in a bowl and reserve. Cut the onion in half, slice it into strips and make a horizontal cut and cut again, this way you will be in small squares that will be more pleasant to taste. Add it to the tomato you had reserved.

Cut the garlic clove in half and removes the vein in the center, since this is what produces that after eating it, repeat it. Chop it very thin and put it together with the tomato and onion.


The traditional ingredient of Mexican food is spicy, so if you want to add this touch you must cut a hot pepper. Wash it, cut it lengthwise and remove the seeds. Now cut it into small squares and put it together with the previous mixture, in case you don't like spicy just you can do without this ingredient.


Take a cilantro sprig, wash it and cut the stem. Chop it as small as you can and add it to the ingredients you had reserved. Chop the lemon in half and squeeze the juice over the pico de gallo. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Cover the container with clear paper and let stand about 30 minutes. Prepare the companion with whom you want to mix your pico de gallo and you will be ready to enjoy it.

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