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Pico de gallo
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Pico de gallo

Pico de gallo is a tomato salsa commonly used in Mexican cuisine. Fresh and healthy, loaded with nutrients and just the right amount of heat.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sauce / Dip / Dressing, Side Dish
Cuisine: Latin American
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: jalapeno, lime, onion, tomato
Servings: 8
Calories: 12kcal
Author: Veronique Eichler


  • 1 lb ripe tomatoes Roma, vine-ripe or cherry
  • 1 ea white onion chopped fine
  • 1 ea jalapeño pepper or serrano for more heat
  • 1/4 cup lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped


  • Chop onion finely and place in a medium bowl.
  • Seed and chop jalapeño pepper and add to the bowl.
  • Add salt and squeeze lime over the bowl. Stir and let it sit while you chop the tomatoes.
  • Cut tomatoes in half, remove the seeds and chop fine.
  • Chop cilantro.
  • Add tomatoes and cilantro to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Taste and add more salt if needed.
  • For best flavor, let marinate 30 minutes and up to a few hours prior to eating.


Calories: 12kcal | Total Carbohydrate: 3g | Protein: 1g | Total Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 149mg | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Total Sugars: 2g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg | Includes Added Sugar: 0g