Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo Recipe

Pico de Gallo is one of those things we keep in our fridge at all times. It’s simple and quick to make and works with just about anything.

Pico de Gallo is one of our favorite salsas

With lots of chopped fresh tomatoes, onion, cilantro and lime juice, this is truly one of our favorite salsas. It’s perfect with chips and on top of tacos or fajitas. It brightens up grilled or baked chicken, pork and beef. You can even add a few spoonfuls to your favorite guacamole recipe.

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Pico de Gallo - Fresh Tomato Salsa
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Pico de Gallo is one of those things we keep in our fridge at all times. It's simple and quick to make and works with just about anything.
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Yield: 2 cups
You Will Need
  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, stems and seeds removed, finely diced (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (optional)
  • Salt
  1. Prepare Salsa: Stir tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice and olive oil together in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt. (We like 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt). Let salsa sit 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.
  2. To Store: Store covered pico de gallo in the refrigerator up to 2 days. As the salsa sits, it will become juicy. The juice tastes wonderful, but you may want to remove some before serving.

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9 comments… Leave a Comment
  • candy August 2, 2016, 5:35 pm

    My recipe calls for vingar instead of lime juice

  • Judy Easley July 11, 2015, 6:02 pm

    I have no lime juice today, could I sub lemon

    • Joanne August 10, 2015, 1:58 pm

      Yes, lemon juice will be fine.

  • Jamie | My Baking Addiction June 25, 2010, 2:52 pm

    You have a fabulous blog! This pico will be the perfect finishing touch to tomorrow night’s tacos! Thanks!

    • inspiredtaste June 28, 2010, 8:03 am

      Thanks Jamie, that means a lot coming from you 🙂

  • sarah @ syrupandhoney June 25, 2010, 11:17 am

    I’m getting really antsy about tomatoes! I think a day or two and we’ll have at least a couple ripe enough to pick. This recipe is a great way to celebrate the ingredient – simple and full of flavor.

    • inspiredtaste June 25, 2010, 11:24 am

      Sarah, oh my gosh, we know … my mother is growing her own tomatoes this year and they are so close!


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