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top down view of pico de gallo in clay bowl garnished with lime wedges and surrounded by chips.
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5 from 3 votes

Pico de Gallo

Authentic Pico de Gallo is a fresh, chunky salsa recipe that is incredibly addictive. So fresh and flavorful, this salsa fresca takes just 10 minutes to make so get the chips ready!
Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword pico de gallo, pico de gallo recipe, salsa fresca
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 13kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 4 to 5 Roma tomatoes ripe and firm, seeds removed, finely diced
  • ½ cup white onion finely diced
  • cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper diced, use more or less depending on how spicy you want the pico de gallo (Serrano peppers can also be used)
  • 1 lime juiced, start with half the lime and add more as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Combine diced tomatoes, diced onions, chopped cilantro and diced jalapeno in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add in the salt and lime juice and stir to combine.
  • Taste test the pico de gallo and add more salt, lime juice or any other ingredient you feel it might be lacking. Depending on freshness of ingredients you may need more or less to get the perfect flavor. Just don't forget to taste!
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Flavors are best after about 15 to 30 minutes of refrigeration. This allows the flavors to develop and meld. If you need it right away though, dig in! It's delicoius immediately.



Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg