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PICO De GALLO - Fresh Tomato-Cucumber Salsa

When I make tacos, fajitas or any other Tex-Mex dish I always make my special Pico De Gallo to go with it as the salsa. I don't like salsas from jars - I love the fresh, crisp Salsa Picada style condiment much better. And it's not hard to make at all!

By the way, some fun food trivia - Pico De Gallo translates into 'rooster's beak':

One of the sources for the name "rooster's beak" could be the beak-like shape and the red color of the chilis used to make it. According to Sharon Tyler Herbst[1], it is so called because originally it was eaten with the thumb and forefinger, and retrieving and eating the condiment resembled the actions of a pecking rooster. - Wikipedia
You'll see from my recipe card above that I use a good amount of cucumber and cilantro because I love these flavors. You can always play with ingredients in this recipe - salsas are very personal tastes - BUT. . . . .

I developed a new martini (you will love this cocktail!) based on this Pico De Gallo recipe - The Gazpacho Martini, and that recipe really does have to have the cucumber and cilantro! Try it out and serve it with some of this salsa and chips!

VIVA THE ROOSTER'S BEAK!

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