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pico de gallo(Noun)
A condiment generally made with diced raw onions, tomatoes, chiles, and cilantro.
Origin: From pico de gallo.
Pico de gallo
In Mexican cuisine, pico de gallo, also called salsa fresca, is a fresh, uncooked condiment made from chopped tomato, white onion, and chilis. Other ingredients may also be added, such as shrimp, avocado, lime juice or apple cider vinegar, fresh cilantro, cucumber, radish or firm fruit such as mango. Pico de gallo can be used in much the same way as other salsas, Kenyan Kachumbari, or Indian chutneys, but since it contains less liquid, it can also be used as a main ingredient in dishes such as tacos and fajitas. The tomato-based variety is widely known as salsa picada. In Mexico it is sometimes called salsa mexicana. Because the colors of the red tomato, white onion, green chili are reminiscent of the colors of the Mexican flag, it is also sometimes called salsa bandera. In many regions of Mexico the term refers to any of a variety of salads, salsa, or fillings made with tomato, tomatillo, avocado, melon, orange, jícama, cucumber, papaya, or mild chilis. The ingredients are tossed in lime juice and either hot sauce or chamoy, then sprinkled with a salty chili powder.
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