Mmmm I love a good dish that can come right out of the summer garden. Our garden is overflowing in tomatoes right now. Pico De Gallo is one of those dishes that can come right out of the garden.
The only issue is Pico De Gallo has cilantro. I am one of those people that just can not handle the taste of cilantro.
Cilantro is often referred to as Mexican parsley so I discided to try parsley as an alternative for cilantro. The two are so close in appearance but parsley doesn’t have that soapy taste I dislike.
This Pico De Gallo without cilantro is the perfect alternative when I want something close to this classic Mexican salsa. This garden-fresh salsa is a Mexican classic with a twist so anyone can enjoy it.
Make your own Garden Fresh Pico De Gallo Without Cilantro
- 2 med yellow onion
- 1 large red onion
- 12 Roma tomatoes
- 2 cups parsley leaves
- 2 to 3 jalapenos
- 1 lime
Try this Pico De Gallo Without Cilantro
Slice jalapenos in half and scoop out seeds. Then dice finely to distribute the spice through the entires dish. If you have a family that loves a little fire you can leave the chunks larger.
Dice equal parts onion and tomatoes into small chunks. I am not too picky about keeping them uniform in size after all perfection is not necessary.
Roughly chop the parsley.
Mix everything in a large bowl.
Lightly squeeze the lime over your vegetables, sprinkle a pinch of salt and mix one last time. I like to substitute lemon for this do to my allergy to lime.
I just love how easier it is to make changes to recipes to fit my needs as I did in my Cast Iron Skillet Fajitas.
Serve fresh with tortilla chips. When we can get across town I love to snag the fresh chips from the local Mexican grocery store and heat them.
This Pico De Gallo makes a great topping for our favorite Instant Pot Fajitas when we don’t want to heat the house up cooking in the summer.