Cucumber, Jícama, and Fruit Salad

Ensalada Pico de Gallo

Preparation info
  • 4 to 6

    • Difficulty


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

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

Until I came to Guadalajara, I knew pico de gallo as an uncooked table sauce like the one. However, in the central region of Mexico, pico de gallo refers to this salad. It is sold from vendor carts in paper cones, and the fruit, which is always cut in decorative shapes, is changed according to what is in season. The cucumbers are essential, though.

Part of what makes the pico de gallo salad exciting is one of the classic Mexica