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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is a classic Mexican tomato dip that adds a fresh, healthy, low-calorie boost of flavor to just about any Mexican meal.

Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Pico de Gallo, Salsa
Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 2-4 tomatoes, diced (their size will determine how many are needed)
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, finely diced
  • 2-3 tsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • cilantro (to taste)


  1. Finely dice the tomatoes, jalapeno, onion and garlic. Add ingredients to medium sized bowl.

  2. Add lemon or lime juice and salt. Stir to incorporate.

  3. Let sit for 10 minutes and drain liquid that forms in the bottom of the bowl.

  4. Add cumin, chili powder, and cilantro and mix.

  5. Let Pico de Gallo stand for 10-15 minutes so the flavors can marinate.

  6. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for longer storage.