An appetizing and colorful Pico De Gallo (Fresh Salsa / Salsa Fresca) recipe that is perfect for any occasion! Here’s a step-by-step guide to create a mouth-watering, fresh and healthy salsa right at home using only a few simple and fresh ingredients.
- 4 roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced small
- ½ medium white onion, diced small
- ½ jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed, chopped finely
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- juice of 1 lime
- ½–1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- Optional: 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- Prepare the ingredients: Remove the seeds from the tomatoes and dice them in small pieces. Dice the onions and jalapeño, and chop the cilantro finely. Mince the garlic if using it.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeño, and chopped cilantro.
- Add the lime juice to the bowl, along with salt (or to taste). If using garlic, add the minced clove as well. Gently mix all the ingredients until well combined.
- Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap or a lid, and let the salsa sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour. This allows the flavors to meld together for a more potent salsa.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed, adding more salt or lime if desired.
- Serve your Pico De Gallo (Fresh Salsa/Salsa Fresca) chilled as a side dish with tacos, nachos, or tortilla chips, or even as a topping for grilled meats and fish!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Chill Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Side/Condiment
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: pico de gallo, pico de gallo recipe, salsa fresca