Pico de Gallo

Learn how to make authentic Pico de Gallo at home! All you need is 7 ingredients and 10 minutes. Serve with tacos, burritos, chips, quesadillas and more!

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Pico de Gallo is a staple in my house during the summer. I love making homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes and cilantro from my garden! This homemade pico de gallo goes perfectly with my homemade tortilla chips!

What is pico de gallo

Pico de gallo is a colorful Mexican condiment made up of fresh tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, onions and lime juice. It is served chopped not blended like traditional salsa. It’s most commonly used for dipping with chips but is awesome in tacos, nachos or burritos.

Ingredients in Pico de Gallo

  • Tomatoes – I prefer to use roma or plum tomatoes. They both have a firmer texture and hold up better in the salsa. Cherry or grape tomatoes would work fine in this salsa if you have those on hand.
  • Onion – Red onion or white onion both work. If the flavor of raw onion is too intense for you soak the onion in water to take the bite out of it.
  • Jalapeno – If you do not want it super spicy remove the seeds from the jalapeno or substitute green bell pepper for color.
  • Cilantro – I love a lot of fresh chopped cilantro in my salsa.
  • Lime Juice – Fresh squeezed lime juice is always best
  • Salt + Pepper – Salt is super important in this recipe! It helps to bring out all of the flavors.
  • Optional Add In’s – Diced avocado, corn, garlic, mango, strawberries, red bell peppers would all be awesome additions to this salsa.

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How to make pico de gallo

Simply chop up all of your ingredients and toss them together in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. I like to refrigerate my salsa for 30 minutes before serving to let the flavors develop. The salsa can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days!

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Pico de Gallo

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Learn how to make authentic Pico de Gallo at home! All you need is 7 ingredients and 10 minutes. Serve with tacos, burritos, chips, quesadillas and more!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 small jalapeno, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl and toss to combine.

  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 4 days!

Nutrition Facts
Pico de Gallo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 130mg6%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 19.1mg23%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Pico de Gallo

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