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This delicious Pico de Gallo is a fresh recipe of tomatoes, cilantro, peppers, lime juice and more that’s perfect atop chips and adds zesty flavor to many dishes!

Ready in minutes, yet so full of amazing flavor! This easy Pico de Gallo is a perfect partner to add a little zest to so many foods!

Fresh Pico de Gallo in a white serving bowl // addapinch.com

I love that within just a few minutes I can have this fresh Pico de Gallo whipped up and ready to eat! It’s perfect to add to all types of dishes from Beef Enchiladas to a plate of fluffy Scrambled Eggs, not to mention how addictively delicious it is on crisp tortilla chips. While it comes together in minutes, it can be made ahead as well so that it’s ready for a snack when you crave it!

Pico de Gallo Recipe

White serving bowl with mound of freshly chopped Pico de Gallo, all on marble surface // addapinch.com

While this Pico de Gallo is just perfect on a chip, there are other dishes that it makes even more delicious! My family and I enjoy it on so many favorite dishes.

It’s delicious to put heaping spoons full of Pico on top of eggs in the morning and so good added to an avocado half with a bit of chicken for lunch. And so many supper dishes are enhanced by this zesty fresh pico too. Pico makes a scrumptious addition as a spicy topping for hamburgers, enchiladas as well as my fish tacos, shrimp tacos and easy beef tacos. The uses are endless!

How to Make the Best Pico

The secret to the best Pico de Gallo really involves making sure you use the best and freshest ingredients possible. The better the ingredients that you use, the better your Pico will be!

Ingredients

  • Plum tomatoes
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Lime zest and juice
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Dice your plum tomatoes, jalapeños, and onion.
  • Mince the garlic
  • Chop or tear the cilantro leaves.
  • Combine all of these ingredients by adding to a bowl
  • Zest a lime (my secret ingredient!) and add to ingredients
  • Juice a fresh lime and combine with other ingredients
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Stir gently to combine all the ingredients
  • Serve immediately or place in airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Make Ahead Pico de Gallo

I think that Pico is best made and served fresh. And it is very quick and easy to make. But it is easily made ahead too. Just be certain to place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Fresh cilantro tops a white bowl full of fresh Pico de Gallo // addapinch.com

Here’s my Pico de Gallo recipe. I hope you make some today and enjoy it with many dishes!

5 from 9 votes

Pico de Gallo Recipe

Appetizers 10 mins

Pico de Gallo Recipe - Pico de Gallo has to be one of the simplest recipes to make and adds so, so, so much flavor to any number of dishes as a topping or just right by itself on a chip! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 6 servings
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
This delicious Pico de Gallo is a fresh recipe of tomatoes, cilantro, peppers, lime juice and more that's perfect atop chips and adds zesty flavor to many dishes!

Ingredients  

  • 5 medium plum tomatoes diced
  • 2 medium jalapeno peppers deseeded and deveined, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and stir together until well-combined. Pour into serving bowl to serve with chips as an appetizer or to add as a topping to other ingredients.

Notes

Make-Ahead:
Although Pico de Gallo is best made fresh, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 – 5 days. 

Nutritional Information

Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Potassium: 13mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 2mg

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Pico de Gallo Recipe - Pico de Gallo has to be one of the simplest recipes to make and adds so, so, so much flavor to any number of dishes as a topping or just right by itself on a chip! // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch archives, originally published 2013.

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  1. I have been cooking for many years and continue to find new recipes that I want to try.
    Love your blog have saved and tried several. Thanks so much!!
    Daisy

  2. How did you know I was JUST thinking I needed a Pico de Gallo recipe, now that summer is really and truly here? Hurray! Happy summer days to you, my friend! xo

  3. What a versatile recipe! Eating it with scrambled eggs sounds delicious!

  4. Pico de Gallo is one of those sauces / condiments that you can use with SO many things! This is a great, easy recipe <3

  5. the only thing i would add would be to put down about how many cups/ounces this makes. that would help. thanks for all your yummy ideas

  6. Looks so yummy. But I’m not good at all that dicing so I’ll just have to drool over your beautiful pictures!

  7. Just wonderful…but never be casual chopping a jalapeño pepper. 
    I made shrimp tacos…heavenly topping

    1. Thanks Kathy! Yes, it’s important to be careful chopping any food, and definitely hot peppers, right?! So glad you enjoyed this – it’s delish atop shrimp tacos! xo

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