Pico De Gallo

Pico de Gallo is a fresh and vibrant Mexican salsa made with diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, and seasonings. It’s a versatile and flavorful condiment that pairs well with tortilla chips, tacos, quesadillas, grilled meats, and more. Here’s a simple recipe for Pico de Gallo:


  • 4 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped (adjust according to heat preference)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder


  1. In a bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, chopped onion, chopped jalapeño peppers, and chopped cilantro.
  2. Squeeze the lime juice over the mixture. If desired, add cumin powder for an extra layer of flavor.
  3. Sprinkle salt over the ingredients and gently toss everything together until well combined.
  4. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt or lime juice if needed.
  5. Let the Pico de Gallo sit for about 15-30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. This also helps the tomatoes release their juices.
  6. Serve the Pico de Gallo immediately or refrigerate it until ready to serve. It’s best enjoyed within a few hours to maintain its fresh taste and texture.

Pico de Gallo gives any dish a burst of freshness and tanginess. Feel free to adjust the amounts of jalapeo, cilantro, or lime juice to suit your taste preferences. Use this versatile salsa as a topping, dip, or side dish to complement your favorite Mexican-inspired dishes.