Homemade Easy Pico de Gallo

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"Presented here is a fresh Pico de Gallo recipe that is super easy to prepare. What's best is that it is fresh and delicious, making it perfect to scoop up with tortilla chips or as an addition to any meal, especially Mexican dishes, but it doesn't have to end there. Make sure to use good ripe tomatoes. Source: Cookie and Katie."

Original recipe yields 6-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (160.9 g)
  • Calories 32.7
  • Total Fat - 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 384.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 1.4 g
  • Calcium - 20 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 24 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a medium serving bowl, combine the chopped onion, jalapeño, lime juice and salt. Let it marinate for about 5 minutes while you chop the tomatoes and cilantro.

Step 2

Add the chopped tomatoes and cilantro to the bowl and stir to combine. Taste, and add more salt if the flavors don’t quite sing.

Step 3

For the best flavor, let the mixture marinate for 15 minutes or several hours in the refrigerator. Serve as a dip, or with a slotted spoon or large serving fork to avoid transferring too much watery tomato juice with your pico. Pico de gallo keeps well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days.

Tips & Variations

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Tasty and easy pico de gallo recipe! I used this to go with your blackened tilapia recipe and it was perfect! Thank you!

review by:
(2 Jul 2021)


Not only super easy but super good. Recipe made using freshly picked garden grown veggies, lush ripe tomatoes the jalepeno pepper, with family in mind I subbed the cilantro with parsley and snipped in a bit of cilantro on mine. I was a touch short on the lime juice but worked out just fine. It's made it to my recipe drawer, it's a keeper.

review by:
(16 Aug 2019)


Any time you can make something from scratch and it tastes so yummy...it's a winner in my book...this is one of those recipes...we loved it...it came out fresh with a touch of heat...made for FYC tag game...

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(31 Jul 2019)