"and pico de gallo"

Pico de gallo (Spanish for rooster’s beak) is a type of spicy salsa, made with raw tomatoes, lime juice, chilli peppers, onions, cilantro leaves, and various other raw ingredients.

A number of theories have been put forward for the dish’s name. Some claim it is due to the beak-like shape and the red colour of the chillies used to make pico de gallo. Others argue that it was because pico de gallo was originally eaten with thumb and forefinger, resembling the actions of a pecking rooster.