Pico De Gallo Recipe

One of the recipes that I made for Cinco de Mayo is pico de gallo. For those of you not familiar with this condiment, pico de gallo is a salsa from Mexican cuisine consisting of chopped tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, onions and cilantro. The chopped vegetables are then tossed with lime juice and salt. The lime juice is what really makes this salsa great. You can adjust the amount of lime juice and salt to fit your taste. I prefer this type of salsa over the cooked stuff and this is much healthier choice. I would recommend using this salsa the same day you make it. This goes great on many types of Mexican dishes such as tacos or burritos, or you can eat it with chips if you prefer. This recipe is very simple and is really only 1 step. I would recommend giving this a try with my recipe for Chicken Fajitas. Enjoy.

4 plum tomatoes (seeded and diced)
1 small white onion (finely chopped)
2-3 jalapeño peppers (seeded and chopped)
½ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
salt (to taste)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a bowl combine tomatoes, onion, peppers and cilantro. Add lime juice and salt. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
(Makes about 2 ½ cups of salsa)


10 Responses to “Pico De Gallo Recipe”

  1. Remya Sushanth — May 6, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

    A very simple recipe but amazing to look at…Thnx… 🙂

  2. yosunbuka — May 7, 2009 @ 10:39 am

    it’s same our ‘çoban salad’.this salad known and prepare all kitchens in Turkey..it is good with olive oil..

  3. Bunny — May 7, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

    it’s so colorful, you know it has to be delicious!

  4. Bryan — May 9, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

    I make this with serrano chiles instead… little hotter than jalapenos… looks great man

  5. MK — May 10, 2009 @ 8:41 am

    They had this in Mexico at our resort. You found it everywhere! At the bar with chips, at breakfast next to the scrambled eggs, lunch with crepes, dinner as a condiment with whatever the main course was. I loved it!

    Thanks for posting this recipe. Im looking forward to making it.

  6. Debit4857 — May 25, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

    we make this on a regular basis.. try it with lemon juice and cumin and omit the cilantro for a whole different experience.

  7. Memoria — June 3, 2009 @ 1:56 am

    My Mexican ex-girlfriend and her mother would use green onions instead of white onions. They also added much more lime juice than 1 Tbsp. Oh, how I miss their pico de gallo!

  8. coyo7e — July 16, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    Beautiful pics, however you forgot the cucumbers!

  9. Sharon Brunck — October 4, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

    Fabulous recipe. Everyone loved it. I used red onion instead of the white because I prefer it. Can’t wait to make it again. Next time I’ll remember to wear gloves when I do the jalapeño pepper.

  10. tonya conyers — March 22, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    awsome i can eat it alone with out chips

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