Easy Pico De Gallo Recipe

by Alice Currah on January 18, 2010. Updated January 23, 2010

[donotprint] I used to buy fresh pico de gallo at our local grocery store until I read the ingredients label and discovered it was pretty easy to make at home.  In fact, all you need are a few ingredients chopped up and voila, you have pico de gallo.

We love to eat pico de gallo with tacos, on chicken, scrambled eggs, and of course… tortilla chips!  Enjoy! [/donotprint]

Pico De Gallo Recipe


4 ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped coarsely ( I like vine-ripened tomatoes)

1 med-large onion, chopped coarsely

1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped finely (be careful to wash your hands well after handling jalapenos)

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Juice of 1 lime


Gently combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl.  Allow the salsa to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

***Use this pico de gallo to make this guacamole recipe.***

{Related Post: Mango Pico De Gallo}

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

jenn January 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm

For some reason tacos come to mind. Maybe because I’m hungry. Pass a bowl my way would ya.


Sam Clay January 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Beautiful recipe, but am I crazy or is there a tomato fake-out in that top-left halved-tomato photo? Those look like cherry tomatoes, while the photo above is definitely vine. Creative editing :-)


Jessica @ How Sweet January 18, 2010 at 3:57 pm

LOVE pico!It is so versatile.


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Absolutely beautiful! I love the vivid colors you get in your pictures. Pico is one of my favorites… Can’t beat fresh lime and cilantro!


Nadia @ for the love of yum January 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm

my favorite flavors!!! so simple yet so delicious! i always have my fridge stocked with limes, cilantro, chilies, and avocados. :)


Maria January 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm

So fresh and tasty!


SuperChef January 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm

that really is simple and looks so fresh too! no more pico de gallo from the store for me.


Georgia.Pellegrini January 18, 2010 at 6:32 pm

You can practically taste how fresh this Pico De Gallo is just from the pictures- I can only imagine how good it is to taste. I can’t wait to find out for myself!


Trudy (veggie num num) January 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Beautiful photos and simply wonderful flavours!! Yum!!


Handy January 18, 2010 at 8:04 pm

wow looks fresh and colorful


Honeymoon bed breakfast January 19, 2010 at 8:09 am

It is really easiest recipe yet! I think that is the best way to have chips, once you have chips like that it is hard to go back to buying them at the store. Try them jasmine tea my personal favorite.

Best Regards,


wizzythestick January 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm

A great set of photos. You are right, no need to buy this at the supermarket it’s too easy to make yourself.


Sandy January 20, 2010 at 12:31 am

Oh yum! My local Mexican restaurant makes it with some chopped cabbage too…I think it helps “extend” it and makes it yummy tasting too! Thanks for your recipe…lovely pictures too!


molly February 1, 2010 at 11:33 am

pico de gallo IS easy, and SOOO good. You can amp up the lime or down the chili and it’s always so fresh, home-made. Lovely shot.


Aimee February 2, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Hey this looks delicious, and i’m looking at it for the guacamole. Except what is cilantro? Is it like, parsley or something.



alice February 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Cilantro are coriander leaves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriander


Chili Dude January 20, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Great recipe!! I made this Pico de gallo recipe today. I was wonderful!


holly May 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

how much does this make & how long does it last after being refrigerated?


Dorcie September 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

Can you freeze the Pico de Gallo


Sailaja September 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

Another one of my favorite Mexican fare that I love with eggs and chicken. Just loving your blog, Alice. :)


krumz November 9, 2011 at 11:08 am

ummmm i love pico de galloo make a a bowl cause im eating tacos at the moment :)


DEBBY December 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

Try adding some chopped cucumbers to the pico de gallo. The cucumbers make store bought salsa seem fresh and delicious.


Donna December 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Just found your blog this afternoon and decided to make your pico de gallo and guacamole. Both recipes were winners @ my dinner table tonight! Thanks so much! :)


Sally March 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm

How much does this make?


Audrey April 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Just came back from Mexico last week. I had some when I there. they are delicous!


george May 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm

my recipe for pico de gallo
5 large tomatos
5 small 0nions
2 large jalepinos
2 small cans roasted peppers
salentro to taste
key ingredance (sea salt)
and (5 large garlic cloves crushed)
juice from 2 limes and pulp.
youm can also add very small shrimp for somthing different
ENJOY !!!!


Jess May 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Great with breakfast tacos.


Alessa February 25, 2013 at 2:02 am

I recently found your recipe and I made it for work. Let me say that it is delicious and everyone loved it! Thanks and I’ll be trying out the guacamole recipe soon also! :)


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