Tomatoes, cilantro, and spices in perfect harmony!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
25
Yield:
3 quarts
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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, salt, black pepper, garlic, and lime juice into a large mixing bowl. Pour in the vinegar and vegetable oil, and gently mix to combine. Cover, and refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

51 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 2.8g; fat 4.5g; sodium 562.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (51)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2011
This is a great base for pico de gallo however I have to agree with the other reviewers in that I would never add the black pepper white vinegar or veg. oil. It's just not necessary. I would also add the cilantro to taste along with a bit of cumin. This is supposed to be a very simple side dish. I let it rest for a few hours to the flavors blend together. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2008
This could be a 5 star if the amount of oil was decreased by about half as it was way too greasy for my taste. I also followed the other reviewer's advice and added red wine vinegar which was a good idea thank you. Overall it is a good recipe and I will try it again with less oil. Read More
(25)
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2011
This is a great base for pico de gallo however I have to agree with the other reviewers in that I would never add the black pepper white vinegar or veg. oil. It's just not necessary. I would also add the cilantro to taste along with a bit of cumin. This is supposed to be a very simple side dish. I let it rest for a few hours to the flavors blend together. Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2008
This is almost identical to my husband's recipe! The only thing he does differently is to add a little cumin and use red wine vinegar. It's super fresh tasting and a great addition to any Mexican foods. We've even topped baked tilapia with it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2008
This could be a 5 star if the amount of oil was decreased by about half as it was way too greasy for my taste. I also followed the other reviewer's advice and added red wine vinegar which was a good idea thank you. Overall it is a good recipe and I will try it again with less oil. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/09/2010
Oil? Vinegar? Black pepper? Why would anyone put that in Pico de Gallo or any other salsa? Otherwise fine. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2010
Sorry Chef but as I was in the midst of making this and gave it a taste I realized the lime juice provided enough acid and there was no way I could add either the vinegar or the oil. I also had to cut back on the cilantro and only salted to taste. It was perfect. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
Nice and fresh tasting... I used red wine vinegar instead of white less oil and cilantro and a touch of cumin. Easy to play around with the amounts of ingredients to suit your taste. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2009
This was very good and tasted like the Pico de Gallo we had in Mexico. I halved the recipe so I wouldn't have a "ton". I used red wine vinegar as others had suggested. My husband's only request is that next time I put in less cilantro (he is not a huge fan of cilantro). Update.... I have made this many times now and it always gets great reviews! I have given out the recipe a number of times. I usually try and let it sit overnight and I drain out the extra liquid right before serving! I love this recipe!!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2009
A few changes. I guess for personal taste. I like to use spanish white onion jalapeno and avocado in addition. Use fresh lime juice. And plenty of cilantro. Very yummy. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2009
OMG! This is GREAT! Add a little cumin to it and be the winner. I up'd to 5 jalepenos. From TX so know about heat! Read More
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