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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Pico de Gallo

May 04, 2021|Events & News

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a quick and easy version of salsa that goes great with a number of dishes and appetizers. Also known as salsa bandera (flag sauce) because it has the same colors of the Mexican flag, this is a fitting recipe to make on Cinco de Mayo. While we don’t celebrate Mexico’s victory over their battle with France in 1862 anymore, we still like to recognize Mexican culture and heritage on this day. 

Without further ado, this recipe is perfect to make at home because it combines fresh ingredients and there’s no cooking involved. 


  • 1 lb roma or plum tomatoes (about 3-4), diced
  • 1 c red or white onion, minced
  • ½ c cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, minced (seeds for a kick, seeded for a milder version)
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Mix everything together in a medium bowl and let it rest in the fridge for at least 1-4 hours. If you’re looking to add something special, you can also include diced peaches or mangos for a more tropical flair. When you take it out of the fridge, stir again so the tomato and lime juices will be reincorporated.

Serve with chips as an appetizer, a topping for grilled meats or inside your favorite burrito. The only problem with this recipe is that it will run out fast!

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