Pico de Gallo and Salsa are not the same. Pico de Gallo is a type of Salsa. Salsa is a more generalized term for Mexican cuisine. Pico de Gallo is made from fresh raw tomatoes, chili pepper, onion, lime juice, and many other ingredients. It is often used as topping for fajitas and tacos. Pico de Gallo may also contain ingredients such as watermelon, oranges, mangoes, papaya, and cucumber.
The word Salsa means “sauce” and Pico came from the word “picar” which means “to chop or to mince.” “Gallo” is a metaphor for “macho.” Salsa is a tomato-based spicy sauce common in American countries. It can be prepared in different ways. Salsa can be used as a dip for meat, fish, and many other foods.