Are you ready to elevate your snacking game with a burst of vibrant flavors? Look no further than our Fresh and Flavorful Pico de Gallo recipe. This classic Mexican condiment combines the zing of lime juice, the kick of jalapeño, and the freshness of ripe tomatoes and cilantro to create a salsa that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re enjoying it as a dip with tortilla chips or as a topping for your favorite Mexican dishes, this pico de gallo is the perfect way to add a pop of flavor to any meal.


  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion (about 1 small onion)
  • 1 medium jalapeño or serrano pepper, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped (decrease or omit if sensitive to spice, or add another if you love heat)
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt, more to taste
  • 1 ½ pounds ripe red tomatoes (about 8 small or 4 large), chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (about 1 bunch)


  1. Prepare the Onion and Jalapeño: In a medium serving bowl, combine the chopped onion, jalapeño, lime juice, and salt. Allow the mixture to marinate for about 5 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  2. Chop the Tomatoes and Cilantro: While the onion and jalapeño are marinating, chop the ripe red tomatoes and fresh cilantro. Add them to the bowl with the marinated onion mixture.
  3. Combine and Season: Stir the chopped tomatoes and cilantro into the onion mixture until well combined. Taste the pico de gallo, and add more salt if necessary to enhance the flavors.
  1. Marinate for Optimal Flavor: For the best flavor, let the pico de gallo mixture marinate for at least 15 minutes or several hours in the refrigerator. This allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a more delicious salsa.
  2. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the pico de gallo as a dip with tortilla chips, or use a slotted spoon or large serving fork to avoid transferring too much watery tomato juice with your pico. This fresh salsa keeps well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days.

Savor the Freshness:

Our Fresh and Flavorful Pico de Gallo recipe is a celebration of bold flavors and vibrant ingredients. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a delicious snack, this homemade salsa is sure to impress. With its perfect balance of tangy lime juice, spicy jalapeño, and sweet tomatoes, it’s a salsa that’s as versatile as it is delicious. So grab your ingredients and get ready to enjoy the fresh taste of Mexico right in your own home!