Pico de Gallo Salad

Pico de gallo has Spanish origins, meaning a relish made of chopped ingredients like jicama, oranges, onions, peppers and cucumbers. Enjoy this tasty take!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

Dressing

2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
2
tablespoons lime juice
1
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

Salad

2
oranges, peeled, sliced crosswise
1/2
cucumber, thinly sliced
1
small red and/or yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2
medium jicama, peeled, julienned (matchstick-cut) 3x1/4x1/4 inch (about 2 cups)
1/8
teaspoon chili powder, if desired
Fresh cilantro sprigs, if desired

  • 1 In blender, place all dressing ingredients. Cover; blend until smooth.
  • 2 On serving platter, alternate slices of orange and cucumber around edge. Mound bell pepper and jicama in center. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with chili powder and/or cilantro sprigs.

Expert Tips

Peeling cucumbers isn't necessary unless the peel is tough or heavily waxed.

Prepare the dressing a few days in advance and store it, covered, in the refrigerator. Prepare the salad ingredients a day ahead, and refrigerate them separately in small plastic bags. Just before serving, arrange the salad on a platter. Shake the dressing well, and drizzle it over the salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
90%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.