Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo

Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo
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Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo
Catherine McCord
Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo

Whenever you have a party I bet there's a pretty good chance that chips and salsa are involved. After all, everyone loves them and few things are easier than opening a jar of salsa. However, instead of buying salsa for your next shindig, I beg you to pull out a knife, a cutting board, and the few basic ingredients needed to make your own fresh version.

I made an enormous batch of Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo and afterward I ended up on the couch with the bowl in my lap and two kids tucked in next to me, each of us clutching a spoon, foregoing the chips and shoveling the salsa right into our mouths.

If you can't find heirloom tomatoes at your local farmers' market, try your grocery. Those multi-colored, meaty jewels are just waiting to be diced up and form the foundation of this perfect salsa.

Click here to see 15 Tastiest Heirloom Tomato Recipes.

4
Servings
90
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups heirloom tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 4 medium-sized tomatoes)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 chile pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 Cup chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes so flavors combine, and serve as a dip with tortilla chips or on top of grilled chicken or fish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
18g
20%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
25µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
7mg
1%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
32mg
5%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
168mg
11%
Water
89g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Heirloom Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Heirloom Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.