Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo

5 from 4 votes
This is a classic Mexican salsa that can be whipped in minutes. Fresh, healthy, and low in calories, this is the perfect addition of every Mexican meal.

If you haven’t heard of pico de gallo, then you are certainly missing out. Pico de Gallo has many other names such as salsa fresca and salsa cruda. It’s a classic Mexican tomato dip (or sauce) that adds a fresh and healthy boost of flavour to any Mexican meal.

Loaded with fresh tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro, this Pico de Gallo recipe is utterly irresistible. Add a jalapeno pepper for that fiery kick. Serve as a dip alongside some nachos or as a perfect complement to homemade quesadillas!

I LOVE simple recipes, and this is without a doubt one of the simplest recipes I have. I love Mexican food and quesadillas are a common dinner occurrence.

I often make them and one day I thought to myself that we need to add a side or a dip of some kind to our family Mexican nights. So, the recipe for this pico de gallo was born!

If you haven’t heard of pico de gallo, then it’s similar to traditional red salsa. The ingredients are essentially the same, but the preparation methods are slightly different. Pico de gallo is always made with raw, finely diced ingredients.

On the other hand, red salsa has more of a pureed texture and can be made with cooked tomatoes. Both are delicious in their own way! People may also refer to pico de gallo recipe as salsa fresca, which loosely translates as ‘fresh salsa’.

The most important ingredient in this recipe is tomatoes. It is vital that you use ripe tomatoes in this recipe. The variety of tomatoes that you use does not matter as much, just be sure that they are juicy and ripe!

Speaking of tomatoes, I am actually growing my own homemade tomatoes in my garden! Well, I say in the garden but at one point the pots were scattered all over the house.

My husband once joked with me that you can take your pots and plants everywhere, but please don’t take them into the bedroom!

I am going to have to agree with him there. I have been (very slightly) obsessed with gardening. I think every chef should be really. There is just something about homegrown ingredients that you can’t get from the store!

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Pico De Gallo

by Nabeela Kauser
This is a classic Mexican salsa that can be whipped in minutes. Fresh, healthy and low calories, this is the perfect addition of every Mexican meal.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sauces & Dips, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 31 kcal



  • Finely dice the tomatoes and the red onion
  • Finely chop the coriander and the jalapeno pepper
  • Add all the chopped ingredients into a bowl and mix everything until well combined
  • Add the salt and the lemon juice and mix in
  • Serve alongside some tortilla chips and enjoy!



Calories: 31kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.05gSodium: 201mgPotassium: 330mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1095IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Dips, Salsa, Sauces, Summer
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