How to Make Tomato and Red Onion Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Updated on September 26, 2017
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Mexican Salsa (Salsa Fresca)

Freshly chopped veggies and aromatic seasonings are combined to make this delicious Mexican salsa (Pico de Gallo), also known as "salsa fresca." Making this salsa is very easy. You have to gather fresh veggies like tomato, red onion, cucumber, cilantro, chili pepper, lemon juice, etc, and some seasonings.

Finely chopped crispy veggies are mixed with the seasonings to get a fresh and tempting flavor. You can use it as a dip or as a condiment with nacho chips, tortilla chips, tacos, etc. This salsa is colorful. It stays fresh for a day in room temperature. You can chill and use it for 2-3 days.

Fresh tomato-red onion salsa (Salsa fresca) with home made Nacho chips
Fresh tomato-red onion salsa (Salsa fresca) with home made Nacho chips
5 stars for Fresh Tomato-Red onion Salsa (Pico de Gallo)
Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Four cups of salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup freshly chopped tomatoes, seed removed
  • 1/2 cup red onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup tender cucumber, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 finely chopped green chili, less hot variety, seed removed
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/6 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder

Step-By-Step Instructions and Photos for Fresh Tomato and Red Onion Salsa

  1. Finely chop the vegetables by hand or finely cut them in a vegetable cutter. Collect them in a mixing bowl. Throw in chopped cilantro.
  2. Add seasonings like oregano and cumin powder. Mix with a spoon.
  3. Add pepper powder, lemon juice, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Fresh tomato-red onion salsa is ready to serve. Serve it with nacho chips, tortilla chips, tacos, or with any other chips. Enjoy the fresh tangy taste!

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Step one: Keep ready the ingredientsStep two: Add seasonings to finely chopped vegetablesStep three: Combine the veggies with the seasonings. Add lemon juice and salt. Mix it.Step four: Serve fresh salsa with nacho chips or with any other chipsFresh tomato-red onion salsa with home made nacho chips
Step one: Keep ready the ingredients
Step one: Keep ready the ingredients
Step two: Add seasonings to finely chopped vegetables
Step two: Add seasonings to finely chopped vegetables
Step three: Combine the veggies with the seasonings. Add lemon juice and salt. Mix it.
Step three: Combine the veggies with the seasonings. Add lemon juice and salt. Mix it.
Step four: Serve fresh salsa with nacho chips or with any other chips
Step four: Serve fresh salsa with nacho chips or with any other chips
Fresh tomato-red onion salsa with home made nacho chips
Fresh tomato-red onion salsa with home made nacho chips

Important Note:

  • After adding lemon juice and salt, the salsa may leave some liquid. You can collect the liquid in a bowl to keep salsa dry. Drink that liquid because it is healthy.

Nutritional Information of Fresh Tomato-Red Onion Salsa ( Pico de Gallo)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 22
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 107 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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