Rooster's Beak (pico de gallo)
Did you know that you were asking for rooster’s beak when you order pico de gallo at the Mexican restaurant? I didn’t. I thought I knew some Spanish, I knew gallo for rooster, but I didn’t put it together, and this came as a big surprise to me. According to Winkled, this salad is called rooster’s beak, because they use to eat with two fingers, like a pecking rooster. Too funny! This is my simple recipe for rooster’s beak. This dish is very easy and flavorful and can be served along side many different Spanish inspired dishes.
- 3-4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped finely
- The juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap. Let it set for at least 15 minutes in the fridge before serving.