Pico is something I like to have a big batch of so I can use it with different recipes. It goes great on top of grilled chicken breast aka ‘pollo a la plancha’, it’s good on tacos, burritos,etc.
I even like it on my omelette with a big spoonful of guacamole! It’s also an awesome snack in the middle of a hot afternoon with chips and a Corona. Or if you are in Guatemala it might be a Gallo (their national beer).
The term Pico de Gallo actually translates to ‘Roosters Beak’, weirdly enough, and refers to how the spices in the salsa gives the same feeling as a fighting rooster biting your tongue. That seems to be the most popular explanation but I have yet to ask a local what it means….
I realize this is hardly a recipe and is ridiculously simple to make but it’s also one of those things that I sort of forgot existed before I came down to Central America, so I wanted to share it here as a reminder that it’s Awesome!