Uncooked Tomato Salsa

Pico de Gallo Norteño

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    4 cups

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Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

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This is an example of a salsa fresca or salsa cruda—“fresh” or “raw” sauce, meaning an uncooked sauce to be used as a condiment at table or street stall. There are many variations on salsa cruda, but this simple version is known everywhere. Pico de gallo (rooster’s beak) is what we call it in northern Mexico—but don’t confuse it with the salad eaten under that name in Guadalajara and Mexico City. It can be served with almost any