This fresh homemade Pico de Gallo is loaded with fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro and flavored with lime juice. This is perfect for Taco Night or just a snack!
I've been making fresh Pico de Gallo for years. I figure it's about time I share this recipe with you all! Loaded with fresh tomatoes, onions and jalapenos it has just the right amount of heat. Seasoned with cilantro and cooled down with fresh squeezed lime juice this Pico de Gallo is best as a topping on tacos or scooped up on a tortilla chip.
What is Pico de Gallo?
Pico de Gallo is also known as Salsa Fresca. It is a traditional Mexican dip that takes equal parts fresh tomatoes and onions. Add in the cilantro and lime juice. The jalapenos are optional, but they add a nice amount of heat to the Pico.
How to make Homemade Pico de Gallo:
This recipe is super easy to make. Start by dicing and chopping your tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and cilantro. You want them diced into bite sized bites, so they scoop easily on a chip. Mix it all together and then squeeze some fresh lime juice over it all and give it another mix. Serve with your tacos or just with some chips.
- Tomatoes (diced)
- Chopped Onion - red or white will work.
- Jalapeno Peppers - seeded and chopped finely.
- Chopped Cilantro
- Lime Juice
What is the difference between Salsa and Pico de Gallo?
One thing that salsa and Pico de Gallo have in common is the ingredients. Salsa is made with the same ingredients blended pretty smooth. Pico de Gallo keeps the ingredients chunky and diced. Sometimes salsa is stewed or cooked before blending to give it a nice roasted flavor.
Try some of my other Mexican inspired dips:
Blender Salsa - Homemade salsa is one if my favorite things in the world. This simple Blender Salsa is just like the restaurant and is the perfect side for taco night.
Cheesy Salsa Dip - This Cheesy Salsa Dip is simple to make and only takes three simple ingredients. This recipe is one that my Aunt made every Christmas and anytime I make it, it brings back memories.
7-Layer Dip - The 7 Layer Dip is a classic American side dish based on a the classic recipe Tex-Mex Dip. It goes great at any party or BBQ you have!
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Pico de Gallo
- 4 medium tomatoes (diced)
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 small/medium jalapeno peppers (seeded and minced)
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- Add diced tomatoes, chopped onion, and minced jalapeno peppers to a bowl and stir together. (For less spice skip the jalapeno or try green chilis instead)
- Add in lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Then serve and enjoy.