Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo, also known as salsa fresca, is a fresh and vibrant Mexican condiment made with diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, and lime juice. It’s a delicious and versatile topping for tacos, grilled meats, or a dip with tortilla chips. Here’s a simple Pico de Gallo recipe for you:


  • 4 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeds removed and finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • Juice of 1-2 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
  • Dice the tomatoes, finely chop the red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño peppers. If you like it less spicy, you can remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapeños.
  1. Combine Ingredients:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, chopped red onion, cilantro, jalapeños, and minced garlic (if using).
  1. Add Lime Juice:
  • Squeeze the juice of one or two limes over the mixture. Start with one lime and adjust to your taste preference.
  1. Season:
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over the ingredients. Stir gently to combine.
  1. Chill (Optional):
  • Let the Pico de Gallo sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the Pico de Gallo as a topping for tacos, grilled meats, quesadillas, or as a refreshing salsa with tortilla chips.


  • Customize the heat level by adjusting the amount of jalapeños.
  • Add diced avocado for extra creaminess and flavor.
  • Experiment with additional ingredients like diced cucumber or mango for a fruity twist.

Pico de Gallo is a versatile and easy-to-make condiment that adds a burst of freshness to many dishes. Enjoy its bright and zesty flavors!

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