pico de gallo

Pico de Gallo Cabbage Slaw

pico de gallo

True Belizean

The first time I had pico de gallo was in the home of a friend. We spent a delightful Sunday in the home of Anna, whose mother is Belizean.  Anna’s parents lived in Belize at that time and were visiting in the states for several months.

3 generations: Anna, her daughter Maya and her mother, Flora.

Pico de gallo is a unique way to make a slaw and, if you like Belizean flavor, you’ll like this. The recipe is simple and easy.

You’ll need cabbage, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Without the cabbage, you can serve the recipe as a salsa.

By using several avocados, you can make a simple Guacamole.  Mash the avocados, add the Pico de Gallo, then add salt to taste.

gucamole from anna
This is the guacamole Anna’s mother made

This recipe comes from the Belizean cookbook called Savor Belize. The recipe is from the kitchen of Mrs. Zonya Salas.

anna's food
More of the food served at Anna’s house that day – all Belizean.

The Recipe

This recipe was posted several years ago, but I’ve been asked about it – so I’m reposting it. We continue to enjoy Belizean food served in Anna’s home – and sometimes in our own. Matter of fact, I think it’s about time to see about getting another invite – what do you think?! 🙂

pico de gallo

Pico De Gallo Slaw

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So easy to mix and fun to serve!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Belezian
Cuisine salad


  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced onions
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Lime Juice
  • Dash of Olive Oil optional
  • Chopped or shredded cabbage optional


  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Use as a Salsa OR add chopped or shredded cabbage for a slaw.
  • For simple Guacamole: mash a couple of avocadoes, add Pico de Gallo, then add salt to taste.

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