Is Salsa Fresca the same as pico de gallo?
Pico de gallo is a raw, fresh salsa, also known as salsa fresca (fresh sauce), salsa cruda (raw sauce), or salsa Mexicana. Pico de gallo primarily uses cubed or diced tomatoes blended with white or red onion, fresh lime juice, chile peppers, and fresh cilantro leaves.
What does lime juice do to salsa?
Salsa is preserved by adding acid, either vinegar or bottled lemon or lime juice. You must add acid to canned salsas because the natural acidity may not be high enough to prevent growth of Clostridium botu- linum and production of the poten- tially fatal C. botulinum toxin.
How do you preserve Salsa Fresca?
Or, make your FAMOUS salsa and store it in the refrigerator for up to one week or freeze it for up to one year. Freezing will certainly affect the texture of your fresh salsa, so test out a small portion first to see if you like it.