This classic Pico De Gallo is made with fresh tomatoes, red onion, jalapenos, cilantro, and a splash of lime juice. It is very easy to make and so delicious!
What is Pico De Gallo
Pico De Gallo is a Spanish term that translates to "beak of rooster" which I believe is because the salsa has a bit of a bite to it. 😉 I am actually not a fan of spicy food, and you find this recipe to be on the milder side.
Requiring only 5 ingredients, this fresh salsa is ready in just 10 minutes, and tastes sooo much better than the store-bought version! Not only is it good for dipping, but is fantastic to serve with your favorite Mexican food, such as tacos, flautas, or a Burrito Bowl!
What is in Pico De Gallo
Tomatoes - Fresh tomatoes are used for this recipe, any type will do!
Red Onion - I prefer to use a red onion because it adds some nice color and is loaded with antioxidants.
Jalapenos - So long as you remove the seeds, a jalapeno is quite mild. Want to spice things up? A serrano pepper is five times hotter than a jalapeno and can be easily substituted! 🔥
Cilantro - Fresh cilantro is a must and gives this salsa it's insane flavor.
Lime Juice - Again, fresh is best!
How to Prepare
I wasn't kidding when I said that this recipe was easy to prepare. All you need to do is juice your lime, chop your veggies, and then combine all of the ingredients together - simple!
Absolutely! In fact, the flavors tend to intensify the longer it sits in the refrigerator.
In my household, it is gone in one sitting! 😀 However, you may store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Here are some additional recipes to use up those fresh garden tomatoes!
- Tomato Goat Cheese Bake
- Easy Caprese Flatbread Pizza
- Fiesta Corn and Avocado Salad
- Spinach, Tomato, and Cheese Frittata
- Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad with Balsamic & Dill
Classic Pico De Gallo (Easy & Delish)
- 2 cups Fresh Tomatoes chopped
- ½ Red Onion finely chopped
- 1 Jalapeno finely chopped
- ⅓ cup Fresh Cilantro finely chopped
- 1 Lime juiced
- Chop the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro.
- Juice the lime.
- Combine all of the ingredients together, and serve!
- Fresh ingredients make this recipe amazing, so be sure to use fresh cilantro and fresh lime juice.
- This recipe may be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. In fact, the flavors tend to intensify the longer it sits.