Pico de gallo (also known as salsa fresca) is a wonderfully fresh and flavorful combination of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime juice. With just a few ingredients and 10 minutes, this easy pico de gallo recipe can seriously upgrade your next Taco Tuesday

If you like it hot, you can upgrade this pico de gallo recipe with extra jalepeño, or if cilantro isn't your jam, simply omit it. Do whatever tickles your pico pickle, and get ready to party like the fiesta dancer emoji. 

Pair it with guac for your next snack spread, pile it on tacos, or add it in a salad for a fresh and vibrant punch of flavor. This easy pico de gallo recipe is sure to satisfy the salsa lover in you. 

#SpoonTip: Make it a full spread with homemade baked tortilla chips.

Easy Homemade Pico De Gallo

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh diced tomatoes - about 2 medium or 1 small container cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small red or yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1-2 fresh jalapeño peppers - optional
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • Step 1

    Dice tomatoes and onions into small, even pieces and place in a bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Finely chop cilantro and jalapeños and add to bowl. For less heat, remove seeds from jalapeños before chopping.

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  • Step 3

    Add juice of 1 lime and salt to bowl and mix ingredients well. Add more salt, cilantro, and/or jalapeños to taste.

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