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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is the best fresh Mexican salsa for topping your favorite tacos, burritos and to dip with tortilla chips. It’s so simple to make at home with just a few fresh ingredients. 

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This is a great recipe to enjoy your summer fresh garden or farmers market produce. We love making this quick and easy fresh salsa for a delicious snack to enjoy with an iced cold beer or margaritas. Great for a hot summer day or as an appetizer for taco night. 

Pico de gallo salsa in a black bowl with cilantro, and tomato by the bowl. Gray background, overhead view.

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Pico de Gallo collage with close up of chip dipping and bowl of salsa

Ingredients for Pico de Gallo:

Ingredients for Pico de Gallo - limes, cilantro, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, jalapenos, salt and pepper in a pinch bowl

  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Jalapeño 
  • Cilantro
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt & Pepper

How to Make Pico de Gallo:

diced tomatoes in a bowl, diced red onion, garlic, cliantro. lime halves and sliced jalapeno on a cutting board with a pinch bowl of salt and pepper

  • Dice fresh tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño and cilantro.

collage of making pico de gallo, combining ingredients, adding salt and pepper, squeezing lime juice and mixed together

  • Combine in a medium sized bowl.
  • Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Squeeze lime juice over vegetables and stir together. 

Pico de Gallo served on a tortilla chip, close up view

  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips or your favorite Tex-Mex dinner.

How Long will Pico de Gallo Last?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in refrigerator. Best if used within 2 days. 

Pico de gallo in a black bowl, surrounded by tortilla chips, tomato, jalapeno and cilantro

Recipe Tips:

This recipe uses half a jalapeño but if you like spicy salsa, go ahead and use a whole jalapeño. 

Any variety of tomatoes will work. I’ve made it with Roma tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. 

If you don’t have fresh garlic, you can substitute granulated garlic. 1/4 teaspoon of granulated garlic per clove of fresh garlic will work.

It is a super simple recipe that you can double as needed if you are feeding a crowd.

When I have an abundance of tomatoes, I make this Homemade Salsa that can be refrigerated or canned to enjoy all year long.

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Easy Pico de Gallo with tortilla chips dipping

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Yield: 4 servings

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo in a black bowl, dipped with a tortilla chip

Pico de Gallo is the best fresh Mexican salsa for topping your favorite tacos, burritos and to dip with tortilla chips. It's so simple to make at home with just a few ingredients. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic and cilantro in a bowl.
  2. Squeeze lime juice over vegetables and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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