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Pico De Gallo Recipe

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A wonderful, fresh, flavorful recipe for Pico De Gallo.

Pico Del Gallo Recipe

Pico De Gallo Recipe

There is something strangely satisfying about big bowl of fresh Pico De Gallo and some tortilla chips. Even when noshing on those tortilla chips I feel like I am being healthy when eating it. It’s fresh Pico De Gallo. Tastes amazing.

It’s good for me, right? I mean add some veggies to something and it becomes healthy, that’s how it works? No? Okay let me live in my little foodie fantasy world, thank you. Here, have a tortilla chip.

Sorry about the picture. It’s missing the jalapeno because I asked my daughter of Brie’s Bites to take the pictures for me and she grabbed a “kid friendly” bowl instead of my main bowl. haha

That’s okay I still love them! Of course mine has to have that jalapeno. I have to have real Pico De Gallo.

She also forgot to arrange the tortilla chips around it. But that’s okay, I still think her’s looks really pretty and I think she did a nice job. Go Brielle! Thank you.There are a million and one recipes and measurements and advice on how to properly make Pico De Gallo. Did you know that? No? Now you do.

The truth is, the whole process is super easy and really doesn’t need to be complicated. Some like it one way, some like it another way.

The cool thing is, it can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes and you can serve it with so many dishes, like a 7 Layer Dip which is my favorite way to eat it.

But it’s also great for taco’s, fajita’s… pretty much any Mexican dish and even stirred into Mexican rice, adds a certain something to the whole thing.

Pico Del Gallo Recipe

Yummy! Pico De Gallo Recipe (Without the jalapenos for the kids)

Or heck, I’ve already mentioned it, but I’ll do it again – grab some tortilla chips and dig right in.

This is my recipe. It’s the way I make it for my family. I’ve been making it this way since I was a teenager.

Is it right? I have no clue, I don’t care.

Does it taste good? Of course it does.

It’s fabulous, which is why I make it. I love it, my family loves it and I think you will love it too.

If you don’t like Cilantro, leave it out. Choose another herb. All of a sudden I’m finding lots of people who don’t like Cilantro or think it tastes like soap. Okay. To me it does not. It’s my most favoritest herb in the world, but my daughter thinks it tastes like aluminum so different people taste it differently.

Just substitute something else – Basil, Parsley….

So what do you think? A passable Pico De Gallo recipe? Super simple, right?

Do you do anything special to your Pico De Gallo recipe? Do you even like Pico De Gallo? What do you serve it with? Tortilla chips?

Pico De Gallo Recipe

Pico De Gallo Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A wonderful, fresh, flavorful recipe for Pico De Gallo.


  • 1 large tomato, diced and seeded
  • ½ a medium onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro, finely chopped
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Pretty simple. Mix the tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, minced garlic, and the lime juice.
  2. Add the finely chopped cilantro and a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.
  3. Stir gently and serve.

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gina valley

Saturday 15th of September 2012

Sounds so good! Perfect for football season!

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Saturday 15th of September 2012

I couldn't agree more Renee, it's definitely better than the other options. The freshness is what makes it so flavorful I believe. Thanks for your sweet comment!


Friday 14th of September 2012

I like pico de gallo better than salsa or picante sauce. It is so fresh and wonderful. I'm making this for the next Mexican night at my house.

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