Pico De Gallo is a classic Mexican recipe made from fresh tomato, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno. This makes the best salsa to top burritos, chimichangas, flautas, enchiladas, and salads. Some people refer to this recipe as salsa fresca

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PICO DE GALLO

The best pico de gallo I have ever had was on our honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas. It’s all I ate along with fresh guacamole with chips, and horchata because I was scared I would get sick from anything else.

That was almost 18 years ago. Now I would probably eat anything there without any trepidation. Maturity or stupidity…tough call.

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I’ve decided that if I had to eat one thing for the rest of my life it would be homemade chips and Pico de Gallo. A side of guac wouldn’t hurt either. 

You can use Roma, grape, or cherry tomatoes. Whatever tomato looks the ripest and at it’s peak.

WHAT IS PICO DE GALLO?

Pico de Gallo is a fresh Mexican salsa made from tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime, and garlic.

HOW TO MAKE PICO DE GALLO

Dice tomatoes, onion,  jalapeno, cilantro, and garlic together. Add lime and salt and pepper.

  1. First, toss the diced tomatoes, red or white onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and garlic together.
  2. Next, add the juice of a half a lime and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Store in the fridge. Serve with chips or on top of salad, burritos, tacos…you name it.

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My friend’s son recently told me this was the best salsa he’s ever had. I’ll take that from a 10-year-old!

If you like this Homemade Pico De Gallo, you’ll love these recipes:

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Mini Chicken Chimichangas

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Feta Cream

Watermelon Salsa

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Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo is a classic Mexican recipe made from fresh tomato, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno. This makes the best salsa to top burritos, chimichangas, flautas, enchiladas, and salads. 

Ingredients

  • 5 Roma tomatoes , seeded and diced finely (see Note)
  • 1/2 large red onion , diced finely
  • 1 jalapeno , seeded and chopped finely (use 1/2 a jalapeno if you don't want it as spicy)
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro , chopped finely (if your bunch is small use a whole bunch)
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2 lime , juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Toss the diced tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and garlic together. Add the juice of a half a lime and add salt and pepper to taste. Store in the fridge. Serve with chips or on top of salad, burritos, tacos...you name it.

Recipe Notes

I really like using grape tomatoes because they don't get mushy like Roma tomatoes can be.  Use about 2.5 to 3 cups of grape tomatoes!

I started off naming this Pioneer Woman’s Pico De Gallo but have changed it a bit to fit my taste over the years.

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