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Pico de gallo in a white bowl surrounded by tortilla chips.

Authentic Pico de Gallo Recipe

Brighten up your tastebuds with this Authentic Pico de Gallo Recipe! It is unbelievable fresh-tasting, and you will keep coming back for more! This Pico de Gallo is easy to make with fresh tomatoes, red onion,  jalapeño pepper, fresh-squeezed lime juice, cilantro, and sea salt. Serve it with tortilla chips, on nachos, tacos, eggs, heck...pretty much anything! Plus, it is extremely low in calories, perfect for low-carb and Keto diets!
5 from 36 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 cups
Calories 19 kcal


  • cutting board
  • knife
  • serving bowl


  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, finely chopped about 1 pound, or 4-5 medium tomatoes
  • 1 cup red onion, finely chopped about ½ a medium onion
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped medium-large sized
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice all the juice from 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt pink himalayan


  • Wash all of the vegetables. Finely chop the tomatoes and red onion into small chunks. Place them in a medium-sized bowl. Wash and deseed the jalapeño pepper. Remove the white rib on the inside and all the seeds and discard. Finely chop the jalapeno and add to the bowl with the tomatoes and onions.
  • Squeeze all of the juice from 1 lime, about 2 tbsp, and add to the bowl of chopped vegetables.
  • Chop cilantro very finely and add to the bowl. Add sea salt.
  • Stir to combine the vegetables, lime juice, salt, and cilantro. Serve immediately!
  • Enjoy!


Nutritional information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.
Pico de Gallo is best served fresh. You can store it in the fridge in a covered container for up to 3-4 days.
These ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
Top Tips:
  • Use very ripe tomatoes for the best flavor. We use our own homegrown tomatoes that always taste great!
  • Wash your hands after slicing the jalapeño pepper. Have you ever forgotten and then touched your eye by accident? Don't do that, trust me ;)
  • Serve with a slotted spoon so as not to transfer any liquid from the bottom of the bowl. Tomatoes hold a lot of water.


Calories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 4.2gProtein: 0.8gFat: 0.2gSodium: 122mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 2.5gCalcium: 11mg
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