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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.

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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving44
Total Fat0.4g0.6%
Sugar5gN/A
Protein2g3%
Carbs11g4%
Vitamin A61µg7%
Vitamin B60.2mg9.6%
Vitamin C44mg74%
Vitamin E0.8mg4.2%
Vitamin K15µg18%
Calcium30mg3%
Fiber3g12%
Folate (food)28µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)28µg7%
Iron0.7mg3.9%
Magnesium20mg5%
Niacin (B3)1mg4.8%
Phosphorus46mg7%
Polyunsaturated0.2gN/A
Potassium393mg11%
Sodium244mg10%
Zinc0.3mg2.1%