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

"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."


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  • 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
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    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.


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    Nutrition Facts

    Per Serving: 29 calories;0.2 g fat;6.9 g carbohydrates;1.1 g protein;0 mg cholesterol;394 mg sodium.Full nutrition
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