Fresh Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is one of those condiments that makes a simple dish seem like it took a lot more time and effort than it did. I use it on nachos, tacos, burritos, chicken, and even on pasta. It just requires a few fresh ingredients and a few minutes to dice them. This recipe makes about 1 quart, plenty to share or keep all for yourself!

Pico de Gallo IngredientsPrep Time: 10 minutes


  • 4 roma tomatoes, diced small
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced small
  • 3/4 T vinegar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • splash of lime juice (fresh or packaged, about 1/4 t)

Dice the tomatoes and onions into 1/4-inch pieces, like this:

Diced Tomatoes for PicoSeparate the cilantro leaves from the stems. Mince the cilantro leaves, bout 1/3 of a cup. I find it easier to mince them if you roll the leaves in your hand first and then cut the roll up. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.

Pico de Gallo Mix 2

Store in the refrigerator. I like to serve mine chilled with tortilla chips as an appetizer, like this:

Pico de Gallo Serving

Pico de Gallo Chip


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