This is a very special salsa because most of the salsas are liquid, while the Mexican salsa or salsa pico de gallo is of solid consistency. In this salsa you will have a combination of tomato, onion, serrano pepper and coriander. All these ingredients are chopped, seasoned and mixed – which generate a fresh, spicy and delicious flavor.
In Mexico is typical to put this salsa to the famous molletes so they don’t taste as dry and to give them more flavor. It is also used in other dishes such as: tacos, nachos, quesadillas, fish, etc.
What is very clear is that the Mexican salsa – salsa pico de gallo (rooster’s beak) forms part of the culinary repertoire of almost any Mexican cuisine.
This “Mexican salsa” has its name because it has the flag colors.
About the Recipe
Making this salsa is very easy, you only have to chop and mix ingredients, that’s it.
To make the Mexican salsa onion is used and you may use white onion or red onion. The red onion will give a point of color to the mixture and the white one will give a more potent flavor– whichever you prefer.
This salsa is prepared with 1 serrano pepper, which has a medium hotness. If you want a spicier salsa you can use more chilies or vice versa.
The salsa will be ready in 5 minutes.
Yields 3 cups.
• 3 Tomatoes (450 gr.)
• 1 Serrano Pepper (11 gr.)
• 1 Lime (28 gr.)
• 1/2 Onion (100 gr.)
• 2 Coriander sprigs (20 gr.)
• 1/2 tablespoon of Salt
• 1 Bowl
• 1 Chopping Board
• 1 Mixing Spatula
• 1 Knife
• 1 Lime Squeezer (optional)
1. Dice 1/2 onion and 3 tomatoes; upon completion put them in a bowl and reserve.
2. Finely chop 1 serrano pepper and 2 coriander sprigs; then pass them to the bowl.
If you want a milder Mexican salsa, remove the seeds and the veins of the serrano pepper.
3. Also incorporate in the bowl:
• The juice of 1 Lime.
• 1/2 tablespoon of Salt.
4.Mix very well the Mexican salsa with a mixing spatula.