Fulano Makes Pico De Gallo

“Pico De Gallo” translates as rooster’s beak.


  • Tomatoes – use meaty ones line Romas or plum tomatoes. 
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • JalapeƱo – about one-half of the chile shown will produce a moderately spicy salsa. If you like mild, substitute a bell pepper.
  • Onion – one-half of a medium size onion.
  • Cilantro – about one-half of the bunch shown will do.
  • Salt – start with one teaspoon, then adjust to taste when you are finished.
  • Lemon juice – you can also substitute lime juice. Juice from one lemon/lime is enough. Aside from adding flavor, the citric acid is a natural preservative and the salsa will store much longer in the refrigerator.

Toss everything into a food processor. Don’t process too long, you want a coarse texture. The actual total preparation time was 5 minutes.  Here are the results: