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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is best when made the day you plan to serve it. Prepare it early the morning of the party and spoon atop a fried egg or in an omelet; just be sure to save enough for the pork.


This recipe goes with Tortilla-Crusted Pork

Southern Living MAY 2008

  • Yield: Makes 3 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Chill:1 Hour


  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium-size ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste


1. Toss together first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour. Season with salt to taste.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 83
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 6.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 6g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 5.7mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

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