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10 Ways to Use Pico de Gallo

Written by Terra's Kitchen | Fri, Aug 28, '15

If Pico de Gallo (fresh salsa or salsa fresca) were in the fashion world, it would be the cool accessory that brings just about any look together. Like a colorful Hermés scarf or perfectly broken in pair of Billy Reid monk strap shoes. In the food world, Pico de gallo is no different. Just a spoonful of this simple mix of fresh tomatoes, onions, lime juice, jalapenos, and cilantro can make any dish a bit more special. Brighter. Full of flavor. Dressier if you will.

Here are our 10 favorite ways to dress up a dish with Pico de gallo:

1) Spooned Over Scrambled Eggs

For a healthier, tastier breakfast, spoon a dollop of fresh Pico de Gallo over scrambled eggs as opposed to ketchup! With fewer calories, less sugar and more fresh ingredients, your taste buds and waist line will thank you.

2) Spice Up Your Party Dip

Add a 1/4 cup of fresh Pico de Gallo to 1 cup of Greek yogurt for a fun and healthy tortilla chip party dip! We promise, your guests will thank you.

3) Fish Taco Topping

Are you a fish taco fanatic? Top your taco with a dollop of fresh Pico de Gallo to take the taste up another notch!

4) Take Pasta Night To Another Level

Tired of the same boring pasta with tomato sauce? Looking for a way to jazz it up? Next time you have pasta night, toss whole wheat pasta, olive oil, white beans and Pico de Gallo for a quick 15 minute meal that your family will think you slaved over!

5) Spooned Over Grilled Eggplant

Do you enjoy eggplant and it's health benefits, but struggle to up its taste profile? Spoon Pico de Gallo over your grilled eggplant for a healthy, tasty topping.

6) Side Dish or Burrito Filling

Stir Pico de Gallo with fresh corn kernels and black beans for a quick side dish, or even a tasty filling to your burritos.

7) Elevate Your Grill Game

Instead of steak sauce or processed marinades, spoon Pico de Gallo over your perfectly grilled shrimp or sliced flank steak. Your mouth will thank you for the added freshness and flavor!

8) Add A Flavor Explosion To Your Grilled Chicken Salad

Do you love salads, but tire of the same grilled chicken salad over and over again? Toss fresh Pico de Gallo into a bed of greens along with grilled chicken to spice it up. Your co-workers will wonder what smells so good and why you're passing up the daily trek out for lunch!

9) World's Fastest Guacamole

Add fresh Pico de Gallo to take your guacamole game to another level! Just mash up avocado and add fresh Pico de Gallo and your party guests will be hounding you for this quick and easy recipe!

10) Potatoes Never Tasted So Good

Toss fresh Pico de Gallo with slightly cooled roasted potatoes, and your family will smile from ear-to-ear!

No time to make Pico? Add a few Grab & Go containers of our Pico de Gallo to your next Terra's Kitchen meal delivery Vessel of dinner recipes. That way you'll always have fresh Pico de Gallo on hand to dress up and meal!

TK Pico de Gallo

makes 2 cups
10 calories per ¼ cup serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium tomatoes, cored and finely chopped
  • 1/3 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt

Directions:

In a mixing bowl stir together the tomatoes, onion, pepper, cilantro and lime juice. Salt to taste. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour before using.

Pico de Gallo is a healthy way to add amazing flavor to dinner, snacks and parties! What are your favorite ways to use Pico de Gallo?