Pico de Gallo

This classic Mexican combination of tomato, onion, and jalapeno come together with fresh cilantro, lime and cumin in this healthy recipe.  Use the freshest tomatoes for natural delicious flavor.  This vegan, gluten-free, fat-free chunky condiment is a spicy topper for Mushroom Poblano Tacos, Enchiladas, or a Stewed Black Beans.

EASY       Servings: 4      Ready In: 5 minutes

Pico de Gallo Ingredients - Healthy Tomato, Red Onion, Jalapeno, Lime, and Cilantro

Pico de Gallo Ingredients - Healthy Tomato, Red Onion, Jalapeno, Lime, and Cilantro

Pico de Gallo - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Easy, Spicy, Vegan, Plant-Based Mexican Salsa Sauce Recipe

Pico de Gallo - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Easy, Spicy, Vegan, Plant-Based Mexican Salsa Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

4 Vine-Ripe Tomatoes
1 small red onion
1 jalapeno
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 lime, zest and juice
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper


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Pico de Gallo

Procedure

Colors of Mexico: Red, Green, White
To hull your tomatoes: Use a paring knife, insert at a 45 degree angle around the core, place your thumb on the core, and rotate the tomato. Remove the hull (where the stem connects to the tomato fruit). 
To make pico: Dice tomatoes and onion to bite-sized pieces. Seed and mince jalapeno. Stem and chop cilantro. Zest and juice the lime. Add the cumin, salt, and pepper.  Toss to combine. Time for fiesta. 
Gets even better after a day.

Yields: About 3 cups

Chef's Tip: This chunky tomato mix is a great topper for salads, tacos, or a Quinoa Fiesta Bowl.  Use a colorful mix of tomatoes (yellow, purple, and green) for an elegant presentation.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (about 3/4 cup)
Calories 36.66
Calories From Fat (9%) 3.23
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.38g <1%
Saturated Fat 0.05g <1%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 81.79mg 3%
Potassium 361.49mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 8.6g 3%
Fiber 2.52g 10%
Sugar 3.98g
Protein 1.57g 3%
Calcium 31.82mg 3%
Iron 21.09mg 117%
Vitamin A 1320.84IU 26%
Vitamin C 3477.63mg 5796%


Do I need to rinse quinoa? Do I need to cook it with oil? How do I know when it's done? Chef Katie Simmons will answer all of these questions for you. Plus, she'll share a professional chef tip on why you should toast the quinoa with spices to get the ultimate flavor.