April 16th, 2015

Homemade Pico de Gallo

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I’m a huge fan of fresh Homemade Pico de Gallo! Luckily, it’s pretty easy to make it yourself, if you don’t mind a little bit of chopping. 

Homemade Pico de Gallo

Believe me, it’s totally worth it. Even my kids, who don’t like tomatoes (as in, they pick them out of everything) love this stuff.

I’m really not sure how someone can dislike tomatoes and love pico de gallo, but if they’ll eat their veggies this way, I’m not complaining!

You can easily adapt this recipe to suit your tastes. Leave out the jalapeno all together–although this version really isn’t very spicy–or add more if you like it with more heat.

If you don’t like cilantro, feel free to leave it out. And it won’t hurt at all to use a little more or less of anything.

Serve this with tortilla chips for a light appetizer or snack, or use it to top your favorite Tex-Mex dishes.

Homemade Pico de Gallo

Preparation 20 mins Total Time 20 mins


  • 8 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl and toss to mix well.
  2. Refrigerate until serving.
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  1. I live in Australia and we don’t have a Mexican restaurant on every other corner. In our smallish holiday city we only have 2 places and neither of them serves pico de gallo the way I remember it. I can’t wait to try your version as I haven’t made it in ages.

  2. Pico de gallo is the best! You have to love all the fresh, zingy flavors. 🙂

  3. Randi Johnson says:

    This recipe is delicious!


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