Easy Pico de Gallo recipe

This delicious, easy Pico de Gallo recipe is made from fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro, with a touch of salt and lime juice! Fresh and crisp!

Easy Pico de Gallo recipe for any occasion!

My son is leaving for the Marines this summer.

Sometimes that statement just hits me like a ton of bricks. Full of conflicting emotions.

I’m so proud of him and all the he strives for each day and week, as he works with his recruiter and team to prepare. But, the mom in me just wants to wrap him up in my arms and never let him go.

He graduates high school in three weeks, and instead of a graduation party, we are having a “going away to boot camp” party on the 4th of July. It only seems fitting to celebrate this big occasion on the 4th.

I’ve been working on menus and food for the party, his favorite of course being tex mex. He is my child, after all!

But it occurred to me that I haven’t shared this easy pico de gallo recipe with you.

Easy Pico de Gallo recipe for any occasion!

Cinco de Mayo is also right around the corner, so it seems fitting that I share this recipe. The hardest part is dicing the veggies. No lie, it’s tedious. Especially if you need to make a giant batch.

But it’s so worth it. The flavor of all the ingredients shine through, unlike restaurant style salsas and picantes.

I’ll be sharing an easy dinner recipe later this week, that works PERFECTLY with this pico de gallo (Tequila Chicken Tacos, anyone)?! You can say I love Mexican Food. A lot!

For now, I’m gong to go indulge in a big dish of this, with an excessive amount of chips, while I think about my son being away from home.

Easy Pico de Gallo recipe for any occasion!

How to make pico de gallo:

Step 1: Start with fresh ingredients: tomatoes, red onions, jalapenos, fresh cilantro. Adjust the heat by adding MORE or LESS jalapeno. You can also use serrano pepper if you prefer, finely chopped.

Step 2: Dice all the vegetables really tiny. This is the only part that takes awhile, but you want them small enough to scoop onto a chip!

Step 3: Combine everything in a medium bowl and stir together with your salt and lime juice, season to taste! Serve with tortilla chips on the side.

Step 4: Serve your homemade, fresh salsa on fish, chicken, rice, or with chips!

Love homemade salsa and dip recipes? It’s my thing too….

What to serve with Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is not only great served with chips, but it also makes a great topping for so many dinners!

Yield: 6 cups

Pico de Gallo

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

This delicious, easy Pico de Gallo recipe is made from fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro, with a touch of salt and lime juice! Fresh and crisp!


  • 8 large roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 red onions, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1-2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Cut all tomatoes, onions and jalapenos VERY VERY fine dice. Combine in a bowl with the lime juice, cilantro and 1 tsp of the salt.
  2. Mix and taste. If desired add in additional salt. Allow flavors to mingle before serving, for at least an hour.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

½ cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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**This recipe for Pico de Gallo was originally published on Shugary Sweets on April 29, 2015 and has been republished in April 2018.**

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on April 19, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hi! Your recipe calls for red onion, but the comments above the recipe say to get white onions. Which one is best?

  2. Hi aimee, It’s this research I’ve been looking for for a long time, tomato & chips but I’m going to add more apple

  3. Pico is one of my favorite things on the planet. It’s crazy how just a few simple ingredients can taste so amazing!

    BTW, a big thanks to that hero of yours!! We sure appreciate his sacrifice (and yours).

  4. I’m still getting tomatoes from the garden, so this recipe is exactly what I was looking for! Can’t beat a fresh homemade pico de gallo!

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