Pico de gallo (aka salsa fresca, aka salsa cruda) is a Mexican salsa that is made with fresh chopped tomatoes, onions and chilies. This salsa is so bright, fresh and packed with flavour and it only takes 10 minutes to make! You can use pico de gallo like any other salsa so it’s great in tacos, quesadillas, burritos, nachos, etc along with simply dipping tortilla chips into! Take a look at the list of recipes (below) that you can use pico de gallo in! This pico de gallo recipe is one of those recipes that I find myself make all the time, it’s a staple in my kitchen!
Scoop it up by the tortilla full!
So fresh and packed with goodness!
This is hands down
the best pico de gallo recipe!
Pico de Gallo
A quick and easy fresh chopped tomato salsa that is so very hard to resist!
- 2 cups tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1 handful cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime, juice
- salt to taste
- Mix everything.
Note: A nice balance between the lime juice and the salt really makes a pico de gallo shine, so add the salt a bit at a time to get it to where you want it!
Option: Let the salad sit for 10-20 minutes before digging in, to let the flavours come out!
Summer Vegetable Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Corn, Zucchini and Black Beans
7 Layer Dip
Tacos al Pastor
Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tostadas
Chipotle Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burrito Bowl
Mexican Quinoa and Beans with Pico de Gallo
Seven Layer Dip Cornmeal Pancakes
Chorizo Scrambled Eggs Breakfast Tacos
Blackened Catfish Tacos
Ham and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas
Carne Asada Salad
Carne Asada Tacos
Mini Pepper Nachos with Corn, Black Beans and Avocado
Cilantro Lime Salmon Taquitos
Chipotle Tuna 7 Layer Dip
Barbacoa and Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice Burrito Salad Bowl
Oatmeal Burrito Bowl
Chicken Mole Tacos
Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Burgers
Crispy Smashed Potato Pancakes with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Bacon and Eggs
Roasted Corn Queso Fundido and Avocado Tacos
Loaded Chipotle Carnitas Nachos
Mexican Shredded Beef Nachos
Pico de Gallo Chicken
Mexican Stuffed Peppers
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Nachos
My husband loves this stuff….ok, my husband and his dad love this stuff. They get a side of this when we go out to Mexican for dinner.
OH YUM! Pico is one of my favorite things ever. this looks so fresh and delicious!
You’re rocking the Mexican thing, Kevin!
That is one good looking Pico De Gallo!
Always like it. The to say the title already make my mouth water.
Fresh, fab and super simple – nice!
The colors here really pop. I add pico to sweet potato salsa and it takes it to another level. I’ve started to use pickled jalapenos in all my salsas. It’s the only way I get consistent heat. Those in my market range from bland to fiery.
Oh my, what a great salsa Kevin.
I love this, Kevin! You’re so on top of the good stuff :). This is so addictive!
Mmmm. Pico De Gallo is so yummy. Great picture!
1 addition to your “Goes Well With” list
I love pico de gallo, especially when tomatoes are in season.
Chef Fresco says
Mmm Mmm I love pico de gallo!
When you find out how easy it is to make this stuff you wonder why people ever buy it. I like the way you post what it goes with.
Mrs Ergül says
I love the bursts of colours!
Thnx for stopping by Kevin! This recipe looks very fresh .. and I reckon it is superquick too! Why dont you send it for the NTTC March 2009 Challenge? Details are on my blog .. I am trying to get loads of people involved 🙂
I like the recipe, but I’ll disagree on one point. IMO, pico de gallo ages well, and after 2 days in a refrigerator, the flavor maximizes.
I love pico de gallo too. In Mexico, it is usually prepared 2 days in advance before using it so all the flavors come together like a marinade. My dad’s Mexican and I learned a thing or two from that side of the family. 🙂
Pico de gallo looks lovely. Great ingredients and easy too! Yum is all I can say!
Not Another Omnivore says
Absolutely beautiful and delicious!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Refreshing and delicious!
Have a great weekend,
Culinary Wannabe says
I love this on eggs wrapped in a tortilla. Great idea for breakfast actually!
Foodie with Little Thyme! says
Pico De Gall O don’t get it in your eye O, It’ll make you want to cry O.
Have you heard this song by Trout Fishing in America? May be a Texas thing?
Anyway, looks yummy.
I love this salsa, so much better then store bought stuff. I can’t wait for fresh ontario tomatos.
Chocolate Shavings says
That looks delicious Kevin! What a wonderful colors!
Oh, YAY!! Now I have a specific recipe to go by, I mean amounts. Thank you. I will be trying this out shortly.
I love the contrast of cold pico de gallo on hot food.
Proud Italian Cook says
Just looking at this I suddenly have a craving for Mexican! The canita’s look wonderful, but then again so do those shrimp taco’s!
This looks so refreshing, Kevin. I LOVE mexican food! Happy Spring from a fellow Canuck! 🙂
That is my husband favorite! Love your picture! Great job!
I love this stuff. It’s so wonderful on everything from eggs to chips to carnitas! YUM!
Fridays are taco night at my house, so this is perfect. Thanks Kevin!
Sometimes just the simplest is the best. I India, we would this exact same thing, by the name of salad almost everyday with meals. Fresh & cocorful – nice reflection of spring!
Man, I bow to your greatness! You’re a kitchen demigod! I can’t even keep up. I print out one recipe to try and you’ve got another one posted.
I love pico but haven’t ever been brave enough to try making it. This will definitely be on my list when I can get fresh tomatoes again!
please also try it with a bit of ground cumin! It adds a bit of something that I can’t do without. I like to use some pico with either chunky chopped or mashed avocado for a quick guacamole. YUM!
The Duo Dishes says
*searching for crispy, salty chips*
That looks lovely and fresh Kevin.
I always love making my own saldas and pico degallos–even with tomatillos. By the way, new contest involving PEEPS.
Manger La Ville says
I love pico de gallo. But sometimes I get lazy and don’t feel like chopping. That is when I buy. Got to say that carnitas looks fantastic!!!
This looks so fresh and vibrant.
This is my default thing to serve with chips when I have guests. So fresh and healthy at the same time.
Sounds scrummy, and so quick and easy – always a winner in my book.
I love pico de gallo but for some reason am afraid to try making it! But you’ve made it look very easy (and delicious) so thanks! =)
Healthy Food says
hey i tried this a while ago and my sister enjoyed it a lot. thanks!
The World Is Music says
I've tried this with a little bit of tuna on saltines for a great healthy snack.
Even better than applebees!
To enjoy salsa from this recipe, I simmer the recipe for an hour and then take half of the mix and blend it and mix it back in. 🙂
agen resmi m-bio says