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Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

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There are two main types of salsa – ones that are cooked and ones that are not.  Pico de gallo is an example of a fresh salsa.  This is the kind of salsa that you normally get in Mexican restaurants around North America.  Chow down on a bowl of pico de gallo and corn chips as you look over the menu.  It’s the perfect way to start a meal.  

This salsa recipe includes all the traditional flavours that you’re familiar with.  I love the freshness from the coriander, lime and tomatoes – and using the Thermomix to do all of the chopping, you can make this in no time at all!  

Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

Pico do Gallo is a fresh and zingy salsa. In this recipe, the Thermomix does the heavy duty chopping so you don't have to.
Course Snack
Servings 1.5 cups (approx)


  • 1/2 bunch coriander leaves only
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1/4 white onion peeled
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper optional, trimmed, halved and deseeded
  • 20 g lime juice
  • 5 tomatoes halved and deseeded
  • Salt to season


  • Put garlic into the Thermomix bowl and mince with the measuring cup (MC) off for 3 seconds | Speed 7
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add coriander, onion and jalapeno pepper into the bowl and chop for 3-4 seconds | Speed 5, add lime juice, stir with the spatula and remove to the Thermomix basket and rest over a small bowl (to catch any liquid)
  • Put tomatoes into the Thermomix bowl and chop for 4-5 seconds | Speed 5
  • Add the tomatoes and salt to the basket and stir to combine with the other ingredients
  • Strain to get rid of any excess liquid
  • Put the finished salsa in the fridge for an hour to allow the flavours to develop
Keyword Coriander, Thermomix, Tomato, Vegetarian

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Serving Suggestions

1. Eat this with tortilla chips as a snack or use as a topping for tacos, fajitas and nachos.


[Last updated: November 24, 2013]