Pico de gallo (literal meaning: rooster’s beak) is a traditional Mexican uncooked dish made from chopped tomatoes, white onion, and chilis (typically jalapeños or serranos). Other ingredients may also be added, such as avocado, shrimp, lime juice, fresh cilantro, radish, cucumber, or firm fruit such as mango.
The versatility of this salsa is limitless! Pico de gallo can be eaten as a stand-alone salad, or served with tacos, nachos, black beans, refried beans, or any other Mexican dish!
Note: if you prefer a smooth salsa instead of chunky, put all the ingredients in the blender.
Weight Watchers Pico de Gallo recipe
3 large diced tomatoes
1/4 bunch of cilantro
1 diced medium sized onion
juice of half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
2 jalapenos (or more if you like it spicier)
1 tsp of salt
1 avocado, peeled and diced (optional)
half a cucumber, peeled and diced (optional)
1. Wash the cilantro and tomatoes.
2. Dice the onions and tomatoes. Chop the jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and other optional ingredients (cucumber, avocado).
3. Put all the ingredients in a bowl.
4. Add garlic, salt, and the juice of half a lemon. Mix it well and serve.
Nutritional information for one serving:
WW points: 0
WW points plus: 1
Total fat: 0.3 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 297.7 mg
Total carbs: 5.9 g
Dietary fiber: 1.6 g
Protein: 0.9 g
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