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Pineapple Pico de Gallo


Pineapple Pico de GalloThis recipe is inspired by a version of “Pico de Gallo” that I used to have at a restaurant called El Paraiso.  It was located at the bottom of a beautiful ravine.  I think they served quail there too.  Anyway, they made this salsa and the flavor is burned into my brain.  I loved it!


  • 1/2 fresh pineapple diced
  • a bunch of minced fresh epazote or cilantro if you don’t have epazote
  • chile serrano to taste
  • lime juice, enough to drench all the ingredients
  • minced onion
  • squirt or two of mezcal (or tequila if you don’t have mezcal)
  • squirt of olive oil
  • squirt of white vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.  Let the flavors bind together in the fridge for a while, it tastes better.  Enjoy!


This salsa goes especially well with grilled carne asada or pork with adobo..  But it’s also good with chips.

posted under Mexican Food, Salsas, Sides

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