Perfect Pico de Gallo Recipe: Fresh Homemade Pico de Gallo Is So Easy by Donna John

Perfect Pico de Gallo Recipe: Fresh Homemade Pico de Gallo Is So Easy

Pico de gallo, also known as salsa fresca, is one of the easiest fresh salsa recipes to make. In fact, it's so easy, it may not even qualify as a recipe. But boy, is it delicious.

Simple, wholesome ingredients is what makes this homemade pico de gallo the perfect recipe to make anytime. Fresh chopped tomatoes, fresh chopped onion, fresh sliced jalapeno, fresh chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice (fresh!) is mixed together and then seasoned with salt and pepper. That's all she wrote. I told you it was easy to make.

Adjust the amounts of each ingredient to your taste and by how many people you are serving. Serve this fresh pico de gallo recipe as an appetizer or snack with tortilla chips, or spoon over grilled chicken breasts or shrimp. Another idea is to mix it into some sour cream to create a refreshing dip. So easy and so good and a fresh change from regular salsa.

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • tomatoes, chopped
  • onion, chopped
  • jalapeno, seeded and chopped (leave seeds for extra heat)
  • cilantro, chopped
  • limes

Here's how to make it:

  1. Add the chopped tomato to a bowl.
  2. Add the chopped onion.
  3. Add the chopped jalapeno.
  4. Add the chopped cilantro.
  5. Squeeze in fresh lime juice, and season with salt and pepper. Stir and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Elisa Schmitz
I think even I could make this one, Donna John . Thank you for your easy step-by-step directions and photos. YUM!
I love pico. Can’t wait to make this! 😍

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