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Ex-Girlfriend's Mom's Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)

Ex-Girlfriend's Mom's Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)


"My ex's mom had the best hand-chopped salsa fresca I have ever tasted back in college. Over the years, I have tweaked it to something my friends and family rave about. The trick for this salsa is marinating the onions and jalapenos in lime juice for about 5 minutes before adding the tomatoes and cilantro. There are two tricks to this recipe: 1. Hand-chop everything. It takes a while, but it is worth it. 2. The marinating is what makes this salsa special. Hope you enjoy."
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40 m servings 29 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 29 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 394 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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I made this earlier today but waited to really eat it until tonight so the flavors would meld together. There will be none of this left after tonight! I made it exactly as the recipe stated, u...

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I went EXACTLY as the recipe stated, and I never use recipes, but I wanted to dare to be different, especially with all the rave reviews. My salsa came out sooooooo SOUR!!! I have just spent t...

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I made this earlier today but waited to really eat it until tonight so the flavors would meld together. There will be none of this left after tonight! I made it exactly as the recipe stated, u...

I bought one jalapeno pepper specifically for this salsa recipe. I took Marianne's suggestion and used a red jalapeno as the recipe did not specify which kind to use. I also added a couple clove...

Almost perfect recipe. Just needed a couple cloves of crushed garlic.

I made this to put on our pork tacos tonight but neither Hubs nor I could keep our mitts off it, surprising since I had asked him how he liked it and he shrugged his shoulders and said, “Not rea...

I have made my own salsa for years but never stopped to figure out the amounts, just added this and that and if there was too much this I added that to make it the right blend. Your amounts were...

Amazing pico de gallo. Only addition was two cloves of garlic finely minced, added in with the onion, jalepeno and lime juice. The marinating makes it amazing, it allows the flavors to blend. ...

I read a bunch of pico de gallo recipes before coming to this one.I skipped everyone before this because they wern't authentic pico de gallo. This is the only pico de gallo recipe I put in my re...

Very Good! My kids dont like it chopped or chunky so I blended to a salsa but the flavor is wonderful.

My mexican husband loved it and my son ate bowl after bowl after bowl. Nuff said! Thank you!

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