It’s so easy to make this pico de gallo salsa that you’ll wonder why you don’t make it more often.

Pico de Gallo Salsa in bowl

Pico de Gallo is one of those dishes that when all ingredients are mixed together it has a delicious taste of its own, rather than tasting like each of the separate ingredients.

It tastes great on top of scrambled eggs, virtually any type of Mexican food, and of course with tortilla chips.

About the Ingredients

When I worked at a grocery store and would be in the checkstand checking out groceries, I would often times notice customers buying large amounts of Roma tomatoes along with fresh onions, Jalapeno or Serrano peppers, and cilantro.

Out of curiosity I’d ask what they were making and most of the time it was Pico de Gallo or salsa.

So, I got in the habit of using only Roma tomatoes when I make homemade salsa or Pico de Gallo.

But the key ingredient in this pico de gallo is salt.

There’s a point when just the right amount of salt makes it taste perfect.

So, be sure to do a taste test after mixing the ingredients together and definitely add more salt if needed.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Pico de Gallo Salsa ingredients

Cilantro, tomatoes, onion, Jalapeno or Serrano peppers, fresh lime juice, salt and pepper


A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Chopped tomatoes on cutting board

Chop the tomatoes.

Chopped tomatoes in bowl

In a medium size bowl, add the tomatoes,

Add chopped onions in bowl

and chopped onion.

Chop jalapenos on cutting board

Chop the Jalapeno (or Serrano) peppers,

Add chopped jalapenos in bowl

and add them to the bowl.

Chopped cilantro on cutting board

Chop the cilantro…

Pico de gallo ingredients in bowl

…add it to the bowl.

Add lime juice in bowl


Squeezed lime quarters

add the juice from 1/2 of a lime,

Add salt to bowl

the salt,

Add pepper to bowl

and the pepper to the bowl.

Stir pico de gallo ingredients in bowl


Stir pico de gallo in bowl

stir all of the ingredients together.

Pico de Gallo Salsa in bowl

Chill before serving.

Pico de Gallo Salsa in bowl

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Pico de Gallo Salsa in bowl


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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo Salsa

It's so easy to make this pico de gallo salsa that you'll wonder why you don't make it more often. 
5 from 2 votes


  • 3 large Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Jalapeno peppers - chopped or 1 large Serrano pepper if you prefer more heat
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 of a fresh lime


  • In a medium size bowl, add the tomatoes, onion, Jalapeno (or Serrano) peppers, cilantro, salt, pepper, and juice from 1/2 of a lime.
    Stir together. Serve chilled as a dip or use as a topping for eggs, salads, tacos, or nachos.  Stir together.
  • Serve chilled as a dip or use as a topping for eggs, salads, tacos, or nachos.




  1. Make sure to add enough salt.  The flavor really pops when the amount of salt is just right.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator before serving to give the ingredients time to incorporate or "mesh".
  3. Stir the Pico de Gallo together just before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this flavorful pico de gallo as a salsa with Mexican food, a side dish with eggs or meat such as pulled pork, or just by its delicious self with tortilla chips.

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