Updated: May 29
Pico de gallo is a type of fresh salsa or salad commonly found in Mexican cuisine. The term "pico de gallo" translates to "rooster's beak" in Spanish, although there is no clear explanation for why it's called that. It is also sometimes referred to as salsa fresca or salsa cruda.
Pico de gallo typically consists of chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapeño peppers, cilantro (coriander), lime juice, and salt. Sometimes, additional ingredients like garlic, serrano peppers, or other types of chili peppers may be added to enhance the flavor and heat level. The ingredients are usually diced or chopped finely and mixed together, resulting in a colorful and vibrant mixture.
Pico de gallo is known for its fresh and crisp texture, as well as its bright flavors. It is often served as a condiment or topping for various Mexican dishes such as tacos, quesadillas, nachos, or grilled meats. It can also be enjoyed as a dip with tortilla chips.
Due to its simplicity and use of fresh ingredients, pico de gallo is a popular and refreshing addition to many meals, providing a zesty and tangy contrast to other flavors.
We have it available with some of our foods.