Pico de Gallo

Overhead image of homemade pico de gallo in a white serving bowl with a side of tortilla chips.

This healthy Mexican condiment is deliciously bright and flavorful, super easy to make and it doesn't require any special kitchen equipment. It uses minimal ingredients and it's just one of those back pocket recipes you'll turn to time and time again. Use as a chip dip or add as a topping to your favorite Mexican dishes.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Pico de Gallo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 18 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 1 lb roma tomatoes, diced small (about 6 medium)
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion*
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeno**, seeded and minced (2 Tbsp)
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely minced (3/4 tsp)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Add tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice to a mixing bowl and toss while seasoning with salt to taste.

  2. Serve right away or store in refrigerator up to 4 days. Use a slotted spoon to serve if you don't want the excess moisture.

Recipe Notes

  • *I like to chop onion then place in a fine mesh sieve and rinse under cool water to remove harsh bite, then drain well. Red onion can be substituted for yellow onion.
  • **For a spicer option try it with a serrano pepper.
  • Try it with a diced avocado for extra flavor!