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Jul 25, 2014 10:51 AM

Pico de gallo: deseed or not to deseed?

Do you deseed tomatoes for pico de gallo?

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  1. Depends. Depends on who's going to be eating it. Wimps? Totally deseed. Folks like us? No deseeding. And anywhere in between. And also dependent on how hot or not the peppers are.

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    1. re: c oliver

      Oops, obviously I read "tomato" as "jalapeno" :) No,we don't deseed tomatoes either.

      1. I do not deseed tomatoes or jalapenos for pico de gallo.

        1. No, I find the gel around the seeds adds to the texture and aroma.

          1. Interesting replies. I normally deleted because without there is too much moisture/liquid pooling.