Authentic Pico de Gallo

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If you’re a fan of Mexican fare, you might have already made my Cantina-Style Salsa recipe. So, what is pico de gallo, anyway? Well, let me tell you! It’s a salsa fresca (fresh salsa) that’s made of diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, and herbs. It’s different from salsa because there’s not as much liquid, and it’s a lot chunkier.

Now that you know the difference between salsa and pico de gallo, it’s important to know how to use it. Quite frankly, I serve this pico de gallo over grilled chicken, with tortilla chips or quesadillas, as a salad topping, and that’s just a few ways! I love making a large batch and having it in the fridge for the week to use in different meals, especially when making breakfast tacos — YUM!

Another great thing about this pico de gallo recipe is that often times, you’ll have the ingredients you need on hand to make it in a pinch! You can really use any tomatoes you have on hand for this recipe, too! Just make sure you have some fresh cilantro – it really adds fantastic flavor to the dish.

What you need to make seasoned and salted’s pico de gallo:
  • tomatoes
  • white onion
  • jalapeño
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  • cumin
  • salt

Enjoy, and as always, please let me know if you make this recipe – and if you do, don’t forget to tag @seasonedandsalted and #seasonedandsalted on Instagram!

Authentic Pico de Gallo

Allie Hagerty
This fresh pico de gallo is a vibrant, healthy snack option made of tomatoes, onions, jalapeño, and cilantro.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 14 servings
Calories 12 kcal


  • cutting board
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • paring knife
  • chef’s knife
  • citrus juicer


  • 2 cup tomatoes, diced  about 4 large tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup white onion, diced one large onion should work
  • 1 jalapeño, diced  seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt


  • Add all of the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl. Mix to combine.


Use the freshest ingredients possible for this no-cook recipe! 


Serving: 4tbspCalories: 12kcalCarbohydrates: 2.7gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.1gSodium: 122.2mgPotassium: 65.2mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 1.4g
Keyword Summer, tomatoes, Vegan, Vegetarian
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