What is there not to love about a fresh, chunky and crisp salsa? Pico de galo is a traditional Mexican tomato salsa that is the perfect combination of slightly spicy and slightly salty, with a touch of cilantro and onion and a WHOLE lot of flavour. We love our pico de galo on top of our homemade corn tortilla chips as much as the next guy, but you will find this anything but basic salsa on top of many of our meat and fish dishes at Manzana to add that extra dosage of freshness and zing and it can be the perfect accompaniment to your dishes at home!
Truth be told, Pico de galo (also known as salsa fresca) isn’t just your average salsa, and certainly not what your picturing (El De Paso tomato mush in a jar? yeah..nah.) It is a fresh and uncooked combination of roughly chopped up tomato, red peppers, chillies, red onion, and cilantro. Add a touch of sea salt, a squeeze of lime and a smidgen of crushed garlic and your good to go!
As we always say, #MiCasaSuCasa- our home is your home, which is why we are posting our exact recipe here for you to enjoy at home with your family and friends.
1/4 whole onion (1/2 cup finely diced)
1 garlic clove
1/2 red pepper
1 small red chilli
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 to 6 plum tomatoes (2 cups medium-diced tomatoes)
About 1/2 bunch cilantro (coriander) (1/2 cup chopped)
What to do:
Step One: Roughly chop up the red onion and place into large mixing bowl, finely cut up garlic and mix through.
Step Two: Chop the tomatoes and cilantro Chop the tomatoes into medium chunks and add to the bowl. Roughly chop the cilantro and add to the bowl. Stir gently to combine.
Step Three: Slice and dice the red chilli finely and stir through
Step Four: Cut lime in half and squeeze into the bowl, squeeze other half in if you want more zing or you lime isn’t that juicy, add a pinch of sea salt, taste and adjust if needed. Present in serving bowl to have with fresh guacamole and tortilla chips, on top a fish taco, inside a burrito or even with a piece of steamed fish!
This recipe makes roughly 2-3 cups, alter ingredient amounts to make more!
Easy right?! Give it a go and share a photo on your own Instagram and tag #manzanaathome
Stay tuned for more recipes to try, we’ll be posting something new every week!
We hope to see you soon! ARIBA !
Love the Manzana team x