Classic Pico de Gallo

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  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes (ripe, cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch dice, about 3 cups, see note)
  • kosher salt
  • 1/2 white onion (large, finely diced, about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 serrano chilies (finely diced, seeds and membranes removed for a milder salsa)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves (finely chopped fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (from 1 lime)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium9% DV210mg
    Fat0% DV0g
    Protein4% DV2g
    Carbs3% DV9g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories40Calories from Fat
    Total Fat0g0%
    Saturated Fat
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat
    Total Carbohydrate9g3%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Greene 14 days ago
    Exactly what I wanted to make. I like salsa, but *this* with fish tacos? Soooo good!
    Y'all 4 months ago
    This is the same recipe my grandmother used 100 years ago, though she didn't always have fresh cilantro or limes and she used whatever chile was at hand. That's chile. We're from New Mexico where the word is spelled right, LOL. We just called it tomatoes and green chile. It's my favorite salsa, though I also eat a lot of stuff in jars for convenience and variety.
    Sputerbug a year ago
    I make this all the time but sometimes I add 1 Tbs of red wine vinegar,2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil and 1/2tsp of black pepper and 1/2 tsp garlic powder. And sometimes I put 3 or 4 small red, yellow and orange baby bell peppers. Experiment and you will find great flavor profiles.
    Fresh & addictingly delicious! Love making this as a topper for my shredded chicken burrito bowls, or just to have it on it’s own with tortilla chips.
    Anthony R. a year ago
    This is a great receipe! I added extra cilantro for more flavor.
    Sylvia Fernandes a year ago
    Wowzers!!! Sooooo good!!!
    Alex Lopez a year ago
    Easy and delicious! If you want to mix it up, use tequila instead of lime juice. Or go half and half.
    Erica T. a year ago
    I used the two Serrano’s and took out the membrane and seeds of one and used all of the other. Turned out perfect!
    Zoë Symon a year ago
    Easy to make and delicious!
    Elizabeth 2 years ago
    Came out great perfect for shrimp tacos
    Swift 2 years ago
    Great! Easy to make and tastes great!
    Daniel Jeter 2 years ago
    Perfect classic recipe!! So easy to make, I'm actually surprised I haven't tried it earlier. I think I'd like a little more spice next time, so I'll probably remove the seeds from just half of the jalapeño!
    Cindy G. 2 years ago
    Perfect! Simple but good. This beats any store bought salsa! Love it!
    Mrs. Mann 2 years ago
    We love pico de gallo in my house. It's fresh, it's easy, and it's healthy. I always add a pinch of pepper and sometimes I will also add chopped garlic. Perfect for hot summer days!
    Michael Lacey 3 years ago
    Delicious! We use this every time we make tacos for dinner. Also a great dish to bring to a party with chips.

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