Pico de gallo for Cinco de Mayo — and more

Pico de gallo for Cinco de Mayo — and more

Pico de gallo, the Mexican, Latin American and Spanish condiment, is poised and ready to do duty for Cinco de Mayo.  However, the fresh, bright and acidic ingredients have made it a mainstay on many menus and is a year-round favourite.

Having crossed-over into many other cuisines, pico de gallo, in its classical preparation, is a relish- or salsa-like combination of finely chopped onions, tomatoes, cilantro, hot peppers, salt and lime juice. The name translates to “rooster’s beak” – the theory being that when eaten with thumb and fore-finger the shape of those utensil-like digits mimic the beak of a chicken. It’s a nice myth.

You can find pico de gallo at Taco Farm Co., Cactus Mexican Restaurant and the venues of Holy Guacamole Fresh Tex-Mex, to name only a few.

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