pico de gallo in a white bowl on a gray towel

Pico de Gallo

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x


Pico de gallo, or salsa fresca, is a fresh, vibrant mix of tomatoes, onion, peppers, lime, cilantro and salt. Perfect for topping nachos, tacos, and more!



3 1/2 c. diced fresh tomatoes

1 c. finely chopped white onion

1 medium jalapeno, finely chopped

1/4 c. fresh chopped cilantro

3 TB lime juice

1/2 tsp. salt


In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Mix well and refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour to overnight. Serve cold with a slotted spoon.


For a spicier pico, add the whole chopped jalapeno. For a milder pico, remove the seeds and core first.

See post for serving suggestions and tips.

  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex

Keywords: pico de gallo, salsa fresca, classic pico de gallo, topping for tacos, pico