Fresh Pico de Gallo

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Fresh Pico de Gallo is a staple for Mexican and TexMex meals.  Pico de Gallo has been around for generations and is steeped in history.

It’s so easy to make.

Fresh tomatoes, some finely chopped white (or red)onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime brings this Mexican condiment to life!

Whole tomatoes, jalapeños, limes, red onion and salt for fresh pico de Gallo


Simply diced the vegetables and add the lime juice and salt.

The colors are so vibrant and beautiful.

Mmmm…Fresh Pico de Gallo.

Chopped tomatoes, cilantro, red onion and jalapeño in a glass bowl for pico de Gallo.

I can’t imagine having fajitas with out Pico de Gallo.  Or enchiladas.  Or tacos. Or quesadillas.  Well, fresh this mild salsa brings almost brings ANY dish to life!

This really awesome in the summertime when tomatoes are in their prime.   Juicy and vibrant, and so delicious!  Fresh cilantro deepens the flavors beautifully.

What makes Pico de Gallo so amazing is the fresh flavors that add zest and a freshness to your favorite Tex-Mex and Mexican dishes.

A colorful bowl full of fresh Pico de Gallo.


You can make it a day ahead of serving, just give it a nice stir with a fork or spoon, maybe one more squeeze of a fresh lime, just to wake it up, and you’re ready to go.

As the pico de Gallo rests, juice will render. This is normal and good! Simply use a slotted spoon when serving.

Muy bueno!

Pico de Gallo is amazing on:
Amazing Chicken Fajitas
Authentic Steak Fajitas
Chicken Quesadillas
Beef Chimichanga

Now…go forth and make this awesome Fresh Pico de Gallo!

Fresh Pico de Gallo in a colorful bowl next to sliced limes.

Fresh Pico de Gallo

Fresh Pico de Gallo is a staple for all your favorite TexMex and Mexican dishes. Serve with warm chips or steaming hot fajitas. Ole!
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Course: TexMex
Cuisine: TexMex / Mexican
Keyword: Pico de gallo, Salsa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 96kcal


  • 3 cups tomatoes cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup white, or red, onion chopped, or more, to taste
  • 1 jalapeno cored, seeded and chopped (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt


  • Mix the tomatoes, onion, pepper.
  • Stir in the cilantro
  • Add the lime juice and the garlic salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Best if allowed to sit for an hour or so.


Calories: 96kcal
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