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Pico de Gallo Recipe
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5 from 6 votes

Fresh Pico de Gallo Recipe

The ultimate Mexican salsa, this easy Pico de Gallo recipe, or 'Rooster's Beak' Salsa, is made with fresh tomato, jalapeno, onion, cilantro and lime juice.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: jalapenos, Mexican, recipe, salsa
Servings: 4
Calories: 41kcal


  • 1 pound vine ripened tomatoes
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 small white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 packed cup cilantro cleaned and stemmed - 1/2 to 1 cup packed, to your preference
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Dice the tomatoes and place them into a large mixing bowl.
  • Stem the jalapeno peppers and finely mince them. Add them to the bowl.
  • Mince the onion, garlic and cilantro. Into the bowl they go.
  • Add lime juice, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover and let the flavor mingle for a good hour or so, though you can serve it right away if you're in a hurry.



Makes 3-4 cups.
Heat Factor: Mild-Medium. You'll get a bit of a kick from the jalapenos, depending on their variable heat value. You can really spice it up by incorporating serrano peppers or even spicier habanero peppers.


Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1290IU | Vitamin C: 29.9mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.8mg