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Pico de Gallo (Chunky Salsa)
36 votes

Contributed by: KatsyAdded: May 10, 2009 at 06:26 PM


My husband's favorite snack! Can be used as an appetizer, side dish, or to spice up a Mexican dish.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Snack
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced (or 1 can petite diced tomatoes)
  • 1/2 med. onion
  • 1 jalapeņo
  • 1/4 bunch of cilantro
  • 1-2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
How to make it:
  1. Chop tomatoes, onion, jalapeņo and cilantro.
  2. Add lime juice and salt; stir to combine.
    The measurements are approximate -- you can add more or less of an ingredient, depending on your preference.)

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Cilantro2 N B N N N N N N
Lime/Lime Juice2 B N N B N N N N
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...  A A A A N N N N
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 ,4 A N N B A N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N
[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised May 26, 2009 at 11:02 PM By: Lola