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Zucchini Pico de Gallo Salsa

It's Farmer's Market Week!  I do a lot of fun events throughout the year but this is one of my favorites.  I'm always on the lookout for new things to try or new varieties of old favorites.  This time I picked up some striped zucchini.

It was so pretty I wanted to "show it off" and not hide it in a bread or muffins, so I decided on this recipe from Taste of Home for Zucchini Pico de Gallo Salsa by Amy G.  It's a great way to practice your knife skills! 

I am one of those unfortunate people that has the "soapy" cilantro gene, so I used parsley instead.  The recipe states the jalapeno is optional, but I like a little heat. Next time I'd probably even up it to 2 jalapenos.

This made an amazing snack with some tortilla chips, but it was also really good along paired with grilled chicken in a wrap for a quick lunch.

Thank you so much to Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures for hosting #FarmersMarketWeek! Be sure and check out the links down below to see what the other bloggers are sharing today!



Zucchini Pico de Gallo Salsa

Zucchini Pico de Gallo Salsa
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 seeded and diced jalapeno pepper, optional
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro- I used parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Combine the first 9 ingredients. Add lime juice; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
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  1. Great way for using up some of that zucchini that is coming in hot and heavy right now. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This pico de gallo would go great with Greek chicken — fresh and light! My husband has the "soapy" cilantro gene, too, by the way!

  3. Genius! I love that you used zucchini in this pico! I can't stand cilantro so using parsley is a great idea.

  4. I love the crunch of fresh zucchini. Making pico is an brilliant idea to use it!

  5. That's gorgeous zucchini and I've never thought of using it in a pico! Love it, I have 4 large zucchini's that neighbors have given us, making it this week!

  6. I just love this idea. We have so much zucchini already. What a great way to use it

  7. This is such a great way to use zucchini. It looks so fresh and flavorful! Pass me the chips.

  8. I love this tasty and so pretty snack! The colors are so vibrant, and every bit of it looks so fresh!

  9. Love that you used zucchini n salsa! What a fun idea.

  10. That sounds like a seriously delicious salsa, and it's so gorgeou.

  11. This salsa is an amazing way to use zucchinis. This is bright and full of flavors! Love it!

  12. I love this fresh take on pico and way to use up all that zucchini in the garden!

  13. This is such a terrific and creative idea for using summer zucchini. Also, I'm loving this striped variety!

  14. This is the perfect. Love how healthy it is and how easy it was to make. Great for gatherings and a great way to use all that zucchini in the summer.

  15. What an awesome and unique way to use zucchini! I bet it is delicious too- I can't wait to try it.


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