Pico De Gallo

This chile pepper gets its name from its origin. In Spanish, serrano is an adjective meaning “from the mountains” which is where it originated-in the mountains of Hildalgo, Mexico. The serrano is normally about twice as hot as Jalapeno (about 10,000 to 15,000 Scoville units).It is the second most popular chile pepper in Mexico. This chile is used mostly for salsas but can also be used in soups, sauces, chili or stews.Try these as a hotter substitute for Jalapeno.

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium-size ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Toss together first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour. Season with salt to taste.