Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pico De Gallo

It's The Happy Hour here at The Slow Roasted Italian!  Happy Hump Day!

Here is a fantastic Happy Hour treat to get you through the mid-week blahs!!!

We made this Pico De Gallo for our Mexican Food Party served with the Taco Bar and 7 Layer Mexican Bean Dip it was a fabulous get together.  This has to be the best Pico de Gallo I have had!

You really should try it!

Recipe from The Galley Gourmet 

Pico de Gallo (makes about 4 cups)
6 large plum tomatoes
1/2 medium white onion, finely diced
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 jalapeƱos, seeded, and finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste

Core, quarter, and remove the seeds from the tomato.  Place the tomato quarters flesh side down on a double thickness of paper towels to drain.  

To cut the tomatoes, julienne each quarter, turn, and finely dice.  Add the tomatoes to the bowl.  Add the onion, cilantro, jalapeƱos, and garlic to the bowl. Toss to combine.  Add the salt and lime juice to taste and toss again.  

Allow the flavors to develop at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.  

Pico de gallo can be made in one day in advance; covered and refrigerated.  Bring to room temperature before serving. 


  1. The Pico looks fantastic vibrant and fresh YUM!

  2. You have THE best happy hour! I could eat this on three meals - eggs, sandwiches and salads! Great photos and recipe.

  3. This is perfect for grill or a simple sandwich,have a nice day!!

  4. Have to admit that you lost me at cilantro, but it sure does look beautiful! Of course, the chips look pretty darn good to me right now as well. (Are these the ones we can buy locally?) (I'm food obsessed, I think I need to go find some lunch.)

  5. yum - i love pico! so fresh and delish.

  6. I will try it..colours and awaiting taste appeal to me;)

  7. wow I love pico de gallo but I usually made it with mango =)

  8. What a gorgeous photo! Looks like it should be a work of art! And the salsa looks fabulous, making me want some right now - for breakfast!!

  9. Mmm, that looks so fresh! I can imagine that with everything! Omelets, nachos, tacos.. I want it all!

  10. So glad you enjoyed the recipe and thanks for the link. I think I need to make a batch now:) Lovely blog! Kindest Regards, Nicole

  11. I always use this recipe thanks! my kitchen smells awesome right now :)

  12. This Pico is FANTASTIC!!! :) Thank you! :)

  13. I love your pico recipe. More cilantro is always better!

  14. We do not like cilantro at all. Is there something else we could use in its place?

  15. I am thinking that this recipe for Pico de Gallo will work really well mixed with your Guacamole recipe. I am a fan of a chunky Guacamole, thus the idea of mixing the two recipes into one.


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