How to make pico de gallo and salsa verde aguacate

Here’s how to make pico de gallo, a simple Mexican tomato salsa, in just a few short steps. We’ve also included steps for how to make salsa verde aguacate, a speedy avocado taco topping that tastes really beautiful and fresh. The two salsas together create a delicious duo for dunking corn chips in, or for using to add a little extra flavour to all your favourite Mexican dishes. To make sure we got out hands on the most authentic recipe possible we asked Mexican chef Elias Silva Resinas, from London restaurant Ella Canta, to share his family recipes! Together the two salsas only take around 20 minutes to make, so they’re a great party-piece to pull out if friends pop over and you haven’t yet made anything. Simply served as a dip, pico de gallo and salsa verde are delicious!

Ingredients

For the pica de gallo:

  • 1kg tomatoes
  • 300g coriander
  • 300g white onion
  • 200g serrano chillies
  • 400ml lime juice
  • salt to taste

For the salsa verde:

  • 4 ripe avocadoes
  • 300g tomatillos
  • 60g onion
  • 25g coriander
  • 50ml lime juice
  • salt ,to taste