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Pico De Gallo

Get fresh pico de gallo on the table with just five ingredients: ripe tomatoes, white onion, jalapeños, cilantro, and the juice of a lime come together as a perfect topping or garnish.

Fresh pico de gallo is ready to serve.

Pico De Gallo

Tressa Jamil
This recipe shows you how to make fresh pico de gallo from scratch. It's so good you'll want to double the batch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 people
Calories 34 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, stems and seeds removed, finely diced
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 2 limes, juice
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, coarse ground, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Dice the tomatoes and add them to a mixing bowl.
  • Slice the jalapeños in half and remove the seeds by holding the stem and scooping them out with a spoon. Then, cut off the stem and finely dice the peppers. Add them to the tomatoes.
  • Next, add the chopped onion and cilantro to the bowl.
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Then, squeeze the lime over salsa, and stir to combine.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5 cupCalories: 34kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gSodium: 596mgPotassium: 293mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 15mg
Keyword pico de gallo
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Fresh pico de gallo is ready to serve alongside a taco night.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Tomatoes: Good salsa begins with great tomatoes. As a result, I use Roma tomatoes in this recipe since they have less liquid than other varieties of tomato.
  • Onion: I use white onions for this recipe.
  • Jalapeño: When making this salsa for large groups of people, jalapeños are my chili of choice since they’re not as spicy as others. If you love jalapeños but crave more spice, leave more of the seeds and membrane intact when chopping them. If you’re sensitive to spice, I suggest using only half of the jalapeño.
  • Cilantro: This highly debated herb flavors the side, but leave it out if it’s not your thing.
  • Lime: Lime preserves and flavors the side.
  • Salt + Pepper

HOW TO MAKE PICO DE GALLO

Tomatoes are the base for pico de gallo.

STEP 1

Dice the tomatoes and add them to a mixing bowl.

STEP 2

Slice the jalapeños in half and remove the seeds by holding the stem and scooping them out with a spoon. Then, cut off the stem and finely dice the peppers. Add them to the tomatoes.

STEP 3

Next, add the chopped onion and cilantro to the bowl.

STEP 4

Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Then, squeeze the lime over salsa, and stir to combine.

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COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS SALSA

What is pico de gallo made of?

I make this traditional Mexican side with classic ingredients like tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime, salt, and pepper.


What to eat with pico de gallo?


Can you explain the different- pico de gallo vs. salsa?

Pico de gallo is a salsa medley made of fresh, chopped ingredients thrown together and seasoned with lime, salt, and pepper. Pico tends to have far less liquid than other varieties of salsa. While some have a similar consistency, salsa ranges anywhere from chunky, like our chunky salsa with cilantro and avocado, to smooth.


How do I store the leftovers?

Salsa will keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Recipe Rating




Calee Cortes

Sunday 6th of March 2022

Solid pico!! So easy and delicious!

Tressa - Jamil Ghar Team

Sunday 6th of March 2022

We think so too! Thank you for taking the time to comment.