Originally posted May 11, 2019

Cactus Fruit Pico de Gallo

Cactus Fruit Pico de Gallo by MexFoodJournal

Mexican Food Journal

Unique variation of pico de Gallo prepared with sour xoconostle cactus fruit and avocado.


  • 4 xoconostle cactus fruits
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 6 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 tsp. salt


Cut the ends off the cactus fruit and remove the outer skin with a sharp knife. Slice the fruit in half lengthwise and remove the seeds with a spoon.
Cut the cactus fruit, tomato, and avocado into 1/4” pieces.
Cut the stem end off the serrano chile and slice lengthwise. Remove the seeds and veins and finely chop.
Remove the cilantro stems and finely chop.
Place all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and gently stir until all ingredients are well mixed. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes so that the flavor blends and concentrates.

Serve cool with corn chips or on tostadas. Try it on carne asada tacos in place of your usual salsa.

20 minutes



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