Pico de Gallo

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Feb. 01, 2023
This easy pico de gallo recipe is a classic for good reason. It pairs with just about everything! My tip is to let it chill for an hour or two before serving to help the flavors blend. Also, it's best to serve it the same day that it's made. —Jeannie Trudell, Del Norte, Colorado
Pico de Gallo Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro stems, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 14 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: free food.

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