Pico de Gallo

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 20m

about 4 cups

This easy, fresh tomato salsa is delicious on tacos, tostadas or simply served with tortilla chips. Since the heat of jalapeños varies, start with one, taste, then add more if you want it hotter. For a sweet-tangy variation, add about 1 cup diced fresh fruit, such as pineapple, mango or peach.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.


  • 3 cups diced ripe tomatoes (3 to 4 medium)
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


Combine the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeño to taste, lime zest and juice, and sugar in a medium serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 10313

nutrition information per serving

11 calories; 0g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 75mg sodium; 2g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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