Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
I spend 7 hours today serving this delicious salad at a fiesta fundraiser at my daughter's school here in California. Pico de Gallo is usually known as a type of salsa, but in this case, it is a popular fruit salad spiced with a red chili powder that is popular in Mexico. Sounds odd, but it's a delicious and addictive combination. You dice the fresh fruits into chunk size pieces and mix them together in any combination you like. Today, we combined watermelon, mango, pineapple, cucumber and jicama. I will list popular fruits and veggies that can go in it and you can customize your mix.
- 1⁄2 cantaloupe
- 1 apple
- 1 cucumber
- 1 jicama
- 1⁄2 honeydew
- 2 oranges
- 2 mangoes
- 1⁄2 pineapple, diced
- 4 cups watermelon
- 6 lemons
- pico de gallo powdered seasoning, to taste (a brand found in Latin foods section)
- Wash all fruit and/or vegetables (the ones you prefer), peel and dice into chunk size pieces.
- Place in a large bowl and mix with clean hands to distribute evenly.
- Cut the lemons into wedges and place in a serving dish.
- To serve, place 2 cups of the fruit mixture into an individual serving bowl, squeeze some lemon juice on top and then sprinkle with the "Pico de Gallo" seasoning.
Everyone loved this. The spicy and salty taste of the pico de gallo really goes with the sweetness of the fruit. I let people sprinkle on how much they wanted. I also used the juice of limes instead of lemons to toss the fruit in. Thanks for sharing.