Avocado Pico de Gallo “Cocktail”

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30 minutes or fewer

Pico de gallo means “rooster’s beak,” because this chunky, relish-like salsa is traditionally eaten by “pecking” at it with your thumb and forefinger. A spoon works just as well.

  • SERVINGServings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-size tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, plus 6 small sprigs for garnish
  • 3 green onions, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 tsp.)
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1 medium-size avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 15-oz. can hearts of palm, drained, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Preparation

  1. Combine tomatoes, chopped cilantro, green onions, garlic and jalapeño in medium bowl. Add avocado, hearts of palm, lime juice and salt; gently toss to mix.
  2. Spoon pico de gallo mixture into 6 martini glasses, and garnish with a sprig of cilantro.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 6 (makes 4 cups)
  • Calories: 79
  • Carbohydrate Content: 8 g
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 308 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g