Cilantro Salsa Recipe (Pico De Gallo)
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Try this delicious cilantro salsa, made at home in minutes.
I’m getting a little adventurous in the kitchen these days. Trying things I’ve never made before. It’s a lot of fun. Especially when you end up with a really fantastic recipe. Case in point: Cilantro Salsa. Also known as Pico de Gallo.
I went to the farmer’s market this morning and just started shopping for whatever looked fabulous.
As I shopped, I realized I was buying ingredients for salsa. Even though I’ve never made it before, I was definitely feeling up to the challenge. So I bought the rest of what I needed, went home, and got to work in the kitchen.
If you are a cilantro fan, this is definitely the salsa for you! Nobody at the dinner table could stop eating it. It was amazing! And it was gone before anyone could blink.
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- 6 medium tomatoes
- 2 large cloves garlic
- 1 medium jalapeño (choose the type & amount based on how spicy you like your salsa)
- ½ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
- ½ medium red onion
- Chop all your ingredients. Be sure you chop them well. The finer you chop everything, the better texture your salsa will have.
- Mix in a bowl and serve.
Yum! I can’t wait to try this.
Anne – Let me know what you think!
What do you use for the chips? If this salsa tastes as good as it looks…I am going to need some REALLY clean eating chips to dip in it…cuz I am going to want A LOT! 🙂 Thanks for the recipes!
Corn chips: https://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-chips-and-guacamole/
“Potato” chips: https://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-chips/
And tomorrow’s post will be for whole wheat tortilla chips.
CAN’T WAIT to try this – YUMMMMMMM! Cilantro is my BEST friend!! 🙂
I added lime juice for a kick and it was YUMMY!! Great site you have going here! Thank you for all the wonderful information!! 🙂
hey there… looks fabulous! I am hungry now! question… I need a new cam & I notice yours takes fab shots… what are you using to shoot? thanks
Ghalya – Thanks! I use a Nikon D60 with a macro lens.
You forgot the lime juice!! Most important ingredient 🙂
Tamara – No, I didn’t forget it. I just didn’t include it in this recipe. But feel free to add it if you like.
I added 2 tbsp red wine vinegar,and a squirt of lemon juice- and in the past have added tomato sauce great stuff
Trude – I never would have thought to add tomato sauce. Vinegar is good, but my husband won’t eat vinegar. So I had to sidestep that one. lol
Michelle – Glad you liked it!! It’s a summer time fav around here. We love cilantro!
mmm….. that stuff is so good. but we’ve always just called it pico de gallo 🙂
Stacy – The only place I’ve ever had pico de gallo is in a restaurant, and this isn’t like that stuff at all. Maybe the homemade stuff is different?
home made and fresh is always better! 🙂
Stacy – For just about anything, yes!
how much does this make? Is it enough for a party of ten or so?
Tish – If they are big eaters, I’d make a double batch.
If you add a can or two of your favourite beans (I like black beans and chick peas) this makes a fantastic bean salad! I make a big batch and put it in five containers for lunches during the week.
Tegan – Wow!!! Thanks for the tip! I’ll try that for sure!
Bridget – LOL!! It’s good for you too! It detoxes your blood! (Or so I’ve read)
Charlie – You’re welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed it! I make it a lot in the hotter months.
Maybe – That would be good!
Melg – Sound wonderful! Thanks!
JB – Sounds yummy!
Carolina – Sounds great!
I really really can’t stand cilantro. What other herb could be substituted? Fresh parsley? Thanks!
Emma – I would go with basil.
Your recipe is a lot like mine! I made mine, and then did a search for yours lol. Im trying to experiment on my own to see what I can come up with. My next venture is lasagna. We are Italian and I know how to make my own noodles, i just have to take the time to do so!
Stephanie – I’ve always wanted to make noodles, but just haven’t worked up the courage yet. Some day…
It took me awhile to get them to actually be worth eating LOL. Its not easy i wont even lie! but you can do it
I might give it a try!
I added lime juice, lime zest, and some olive oil. SO GOOD! Non-clean eaters ate it right up!
Niki – Fantastic!
I totally followed the recipe and it is juicy and refreshing! My husband
and the girls all love it! Thank you so much for sharing!
Yay! I’m so glad you all enjoyed it!
Pico de Gallo is a weekly thing in our home. Leftovers usually get a facelift with black beans and corn. And to make it a meal instead of a condiment I add cubed chicken or fajitas. Yumm
Yum is right!
this is pico de gallo, not salsa
I LOVE the look of this salsa, it looks so fresh and appetizing!!