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Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 6
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Fresh pico de gallo is great when served with chips, but it also makes an excellent addition to almost any summer meal—we’re looking at you, grilled chicken. This incredibly easy homemade salsa is packed with fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro and more—and is ready to eat in just 5 minutes. You might even want to make a double batch, because this pico de gallo has a habit of vanishing fast!
Updated Jan 26, 2020
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  • 2 cups diced fresh red tomato
  • 1 cup diced white onion
  • 1 serrano pepper, stem removed and finely diced (and seeded, if you want less heat)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 garlic glove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Salt, to taste


  • 1
    Add all ingredients to a medium-size mixing bowl.
  • 2
    Toss together until well combined. Adjust salt if needed. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Feel free to adjust the amount of lime juice and salt to your taste.
  • tip 2
    This flexible pico de gallo recipe (also known as salsa Mexicana) can be shaken up with extra additions. Try adding corn, chopped fruits (like mango, watermelon or strawberries) or avocado to make it extra special.
  • tip 3
    Wondering what to serve your pico de gallo with? Try it over scrambled eggs. Add it to spaghetti with red sauce. Toss it on a taco. Or simply dip in with a chip. The possibilities are endless!

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