salsa in a white bowl with a chip dipped into it
The Traditional Difference Between Salsa And Pico De Gallo
Salsa and pico de gallo are both made with combinations of tomatoes, onions, lime juice, and peppers, but they differ in that salsa is pureed while pico de gallo is not.
Both salsa and pico de gallo have roots in ancient Aztec, Incan, and Mayan civilizations. Salsa, coined by Alonso de Molina in 1571, is a broader term encompassing various sauces.
Pico de gallo, also known as salsa bandera, is a fresh condiment with red, green, and white colors resembling the Mexican flag, and the name itself also means “rooster’s beak.”