Sizzlin’ Summer Chimol

Chimol is an essential for BBQ’s, especially in the summer. It is the perfect salsita to put on your carnita asada, arroz y tortillas! Honestly, I put chimol on just about anything, even hot dogs! Hehehe.

Chimol is what Hondurans call a fresh salsa consisting of cilantro, onion, tomato, lime and salt! Mexicans (and the rest of N.America) call it “Pico de Gallo”

Chimol is super easy to make, and I promise it will be a hit at your next BBQ! During the summer months, I chop up some fresh fruit, usually mango, or peaches and throw it in! The orange color of he fruit makes the salsa very visually appealing, and it tastes so good. Time to make some summer chimol!

You will need: 
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 mango
  • 1 jalapeno (*If you don’t like spicy, don’t add)
  • 2 limes 
  • Salt
  • Large bowl
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Wooden spoon or something to mix
  1. Thoroughly wash all of your ingredients.
  2. Dice tomatoes finely, add into bowl.
  3. Dice onions as coarsely or as finely as you like, add into bowl.
  4. Peel mango and dice it! Throw into bowl.
  5. Cut the stems off the bouquet of cilantro. Chop the pile of cilantro leaves, as coarsely or as finely as you like. Add to bowl.
  6. Cut the jalapeno in half and take the seeds out, dice jalapeno as coarsely or as finely as you like. I recommend chopping the jalapeno finely, that way it won’t kick as fast. If you don’t like spicy, or are making a “kid friendly” salsa, don’t add the jalapeno.
  7. Cut limes in half and squeeze juice into bowl
  8. Add 2 pinches of salt into bowl, and mix with spoon. 
  9. TASTE! 🙂 If you think it needs more lemon or salt, add at your discretion! 
Hope that was easy and straight forward enough to understand!! Let me know how it goes 😉

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  • Reply Paola Gallardo

    I’m agree, you can eat everything with Pico de gallo!! It is delicious, i just love it and as you say, it is so easy to make!! I haven´t prove it with mango but it looks delicious too.. so I’ll try it soon! 🙂

    June 28, 2012 at 4:42 am
  • Reply Self-Dressed

    Hola nina!! que pinta tiene estoooo!
    gracias por tu comentario!! me quedo por aquí! así estaremso en contacto!!!


    June 28, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Delicioso, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    June 28, 2012 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Tara

    Mmmm! This looks delicious. I like the mango added in. Need to try it that way. 🙂

    June 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Qué Acierto!

    Whata amazing aspect. It look really delicious.

    June 28, 2012 at 10:18 pm
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    June 29, 2012 at 2:52 am
  • Reply Just Another Shopaholic

    Looks really yummy.

    June 29, 2012 at 3:21 am
  • Reply ThirdWorldFabi

    Wowww, I’d never thought of adding mango to it. What a great idea!

    June 29, 2012 at 4:21 am
  • Reply Fashionably Made

    Thanks so much for leaving such a nice comment on my blog!

    XoXo Nathalie

    June 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Desiree @ Mano y Metal

    ooooh yum! I love pico de gallo and with mango extra yummy! So cool to learn what Hondurans call it! WOW!

    I also make a “mango slaw” that is basically all the ingrediants you listed above but TEQUILA/lime sauce & red onions & jicama added too…
    fresh food on hot summer days = so yummy!
    miss you chica!

    June 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Ana Gallo

    Que rico! seguro lo preparo pronto 🙂

    June 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Great post! This made me hungry! 🙂

    June 30, 2012 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply laura

    AHHHH!!!! I miss a good homemade SALSA!!!!!!!!!!! after eating so much junk food all the time, it’s just what I need! haha… (plus, it’s like a TASTY way to eat vegetables) bahahah =)

    July 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm
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