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!

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

I love that within just a few minutes I can have this Pico de Gallo whipped up and to be perfectly honest, it just doesn’t last very long around here. Maybe I should start doubling my recipe to correct that problem.

Pico de Gallo Recipe

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

While this Pico de Gallo is just perfect on a chip, there are other dishes that it makes even more delicious! Here are a few of my favorites:

I can eat it with every single meal I eat. I love to spoon heaping spoons full of Pico de Gallo on top of my scrambled eggs in the morning, add it to an avocado half with a bit of chicken for lunch, and then pile it on so many dishes for supper – like as a topping for my beef enchiladas, chicken enchiladas, or on tacos.

 

How to Make the Best Pico de Gallo Recipe

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

To make it, you’ll begin by dicing your plum tomatoes, jalapeños, and onion. Then, you’ll mince your garlic and chop or tear your cilantro leaves. Add all of these ingredients to a bowl and then add in the zest of a lime (my secret ingredient!) along with the juice of a fresh lime. Sprinkle with your salt and pepper and then gently stir to combine.

I believe that Pico de Gallo is best made and served fresh, but you can make and store in an airtight container for 3-5 days, if needed.

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

Here’s my Pico de Gallo recipe. Make some today and eat it with everything. I sure am!

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

Pico de Gallo Recipe

Pico de Gallo Recipe - Pico de Gallo is so simple to make and takes so many dishes to a whole new level or you can enjoy it on a chip as an appetizer!
5 from 9 votes

Review Recipe

Print Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Calories: 4kcal
Cuisine American, Mexican
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

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. 

Nutrition Information

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

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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33 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Robyn, love this basic Pico de Gallo recipe! Thanks for sharing. Now all I need to do is make some chips out of my corn tortillas. Yum! Sylvieann

  2. 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

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

  4. 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

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

    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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