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Garden fresh pico de gallo is bursting with flavor, it’s hard to compare. It’s easy to make, tastes fresh, and is good for you. It’s a great way to use excess tomatoes or peppers from the garden.
Yesterday my childcare organization put on a home daycare tour for providers to share ideas. They drove in a caravan from childcare home to childcare home and stopped in here to tour the kid’s garden. It was so much fun! I whipped up a few goodies for them to snack on when they came and they LOVED them.
Difference between pico and salsa
What is the difference between pico and salsa? Salsa is blended and can be fresh or cooked, but pico is a raw salad with distinct pieces of each ingredient visible. It’s fresh, it’s chunky, and it’s tasty!
We love making things from our garden fresh produce and this pico is one of our very favorites. If you’d rather have a salsa consistency and don’t like chunks, you can run it through the blender. Same great taste, but different texture. We love it chunky around here.
For all the best homemade dressing, dip, and sauce recipes check this out.
Pico de gallo ingredients
Authentic pico de Gallo recipe
Authentic Pico de Gallo
- 3 C Diced Tomatoes
- 1 Diced Onion
- 1 or 2 Diced Hot Peppers of your choice
- 1 Clove Garlic
- Zest and Juice of 1 Lime
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 Handful of Fresh Cilantro
- Dice up tomatoes, onions, peppers and garlic as finely as possible. Zest lime over mixture and squeeze juice over. Chop up cilantro and add with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
This authentic pico recipe is not only bursting with flavor, it’s beautiful. All of the garden-fresh colors pop against each other. This pico is as pretty to look at as it is to eat! It’s a great dip for chips or topping for homemade chili! It would be great on this Black Bean Quesadilla Recipe too.
For a more cooked type salsa recipe, click here.
For more recipes to use your homegrown tomatoes, check these out:
For more ideas on what to do with excess produce from the garden, check this out.
- What to do with excess hot peppers
- What to do with excess onions
- What to do with excess garlic
- What to do with excess herbs
This pico goes wonderfully on fajitas like these air fryer chicken fajitas, yum! Kids and adults will love these Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos. Or top one of these nacho recipes with it. Steak quesadillas are another great way to enjoy pico. You can cook it inside or top them with it. Either way, yum!