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PICO DE GALLO WITH ÁRBOL CHILES


Pico de gallo con chiles de árbol

1¼ cups diced seeded tomatoes

¹⁄ 3 cup chopped cilantro

Heaping ¼ cup finely chopped white onion

3 fresh green árbol chiles, including seeds, finely chopped, or more to taste

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, or more to taste

1½ teaspoons kosher salt

➙ MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS

In another take on the classic, I substitute the classic jalapeño or serrano chiles with fresh árbol chiles. They bring a different sort of heat, one that hits you at the end rather than the beginning of each bite. Of course, feel free to use the more typical chiles, if you’d like, as long as you keep in mind the principles of great pico de gallo: Make sure the salsa is seasoned aggressively with salt, citrus, and chiles.

★ Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir thoroughly. Season to taste with more chile, lime juice, or salt, if you want. I like to let the salsa sit for at least 30 minutes before serving.

★ MAKE AHEAD: You can make this salsa up to a few hours before you plan to serve it.

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