Pico de Gallo

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At our house, Mexican food is standard fare. And while I don’t ever call this dish by it’s true name, “pico de gallo,” I make up a batch at least once a week. We simply call it, salsa. And it is so yummy, especially if you have homegrown tomatoes.

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Easy Pico de Gallo
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Pico de gallo is nothing more than a salsa made with fresh tomatoes, onions, herbs, and chiles. It comes together so quickly, you'll wonder why you don't make it more often.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: homemade salsa, mexican salsa, pico de gallo, salsa
Servings: 8
Calories: 13 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1-2 Tablespoons finely minced jalapeno or serrano chile start with less and work your way up in heat
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Chill until ready to serve.

  2. Serve with chips or with your favorite Mexican Food dishes.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on 1/4 cup pico de gallo.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pico de Gallo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 13 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 124IU2%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Jessica Fisher

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  1. jan says

    We just call it that fresh tomato stuff … 2 tomatos, half of an onion, 1 to 2 jalepenos, toss them in the Vidalia Chopper (if you don’t have one, the best $15 I’ve spent in a LONG time) squeeze a lime all over and dash of salt. Yumm…this goes on EVERYTHING from scrambled eggs to topping chicken off the grill. It’s my go to condiment for everything!

  2. AllieZirkle says

    Yum! I *puffy heart* love salsa fresca

  3. Karen says

    Pico de gallo is my favorite summer food. I’m a big cheater and make it in the food processor. I process everything separately so it doesn’t turn into soup.

  4. Oh, yah! I make mine pretty much the same way but I add garlic. If you want to tickle the funny bone, serve up this hilareous video
    with dinner!

  5. I just made this, basically the same way, just with garlic. GOTTA gave it with garlic! Thanks!!

  6. not regularly, but i’d love to start 🙂

  7. amy says

    I actually use canned tomatoes! Its more restaurant style but I love it! A batch of that never last more then 10 min at our house! Yum! May have to make some up for tonight!

  8. Rachel K says

    This looks so good! I haven’t tried making my own, but I would love to try!

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