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Pico De Gallo (Fresh salsa/Salsa Fresca)

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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
  • ½1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • Optional: 1 clove garlic, finely minced
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  1. 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.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeño, and chopped cilantro. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed, adding more salt or lime if desired.
  6. 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