Ex-Girlfriend's Mom's Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)

Ex-Girlfriend's Mom's Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)

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My ex's mom had the best hand-chopped salsa fresca I have ever tasted back in college. Over the years, I have tweaked it to something my friends and family rave about. The trick for this salsa is marinating the onions and jalapenos in lime juice for about 5 minutes before adding the tomatoes and cilantro. There are two tricks to this recipe: 1. Hand-chop everything. It takes a while, but it is worth it. 2. The marinating is what makes this salsa special. Hope you enjoy.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 29
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 40m


  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped - or more to taste
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 1/2 cups Roma (plum) tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1   Mix red onion, jalapeno pepper, and lime juice in a bowl. Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Mix in Roma tomatoes, cilantro, and salt; allow to stand 15 more minutes for flavors to blend.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 0.2g  
    Saturated Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 394mg 16%
Potassium 258mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 6.9g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Protein 1.1g 2%
Sugars 3g  
Vitamin A 909IU  
Vitamin C 17mg  
Calcium 19mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 14mg  
Folate 21mcg