Pico de Gallo

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Pico de gallo is a great addition to any Mexican or southwestern dish. The fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and pepper are an easy way to brighten up tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.

Pico de gallo, which is sometimes called salsa fresca, can also be served with chips and is a great addition to grilled fish and pork dishes.

The biggest difference between pico de gallo and a lot of salsas is the pico is less processed, which helps the freshness in tomatoes come through. It’s also why using the best tomatoes you can find is important to making good pico de gallo. If you like more heat, the Anaheim pepper can easily be replaced by a serrano, poblano or jalapeno pepper.

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Pico De Gallo

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 cup cilantro , rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion , diced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Anaheim pepper, diced
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Cut the tomatoes into small bite-sized pieces, dice the red onion and Anaheim pepper. Juice half a lemon and roughly chop the cilantro leaves.
  • In a small bowl, mix the tomatoes, onion, pepper, and cilantro with the cumin and a pinch of sea salt.
  • Cover and let the pico rest for a few minutes before serving.


When you're storing pico de gallo, it helps to drain any liquid that has accumulated before putting it into the fridge. Draining the liquid will help the pico last longer and help the tomatoes keep their taste and shape.
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