Authentic Pico de Gallo: A Step-by-Step Guide

Make the popular Mexican salsa, Pico de Gallo, with this easy-to-follow recipe. Fresh and flavorful, this salsa is the perfect addition to tacos and more.

Pico de Gallo is a popular Mexican salsa that is loved by many. This fresh and flavorful salsa is made with a combination of ripe tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and spices. It is the perfect addition to tacos, burritos, and more. In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to make this traditional salsa in the comfort of your own home.


  • 4 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the diced tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño pepper, and chopped cilantro.
  2. Add the lime juice, salt, and black pepper to the bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Let the salsa sit for 15-20 minutes, or until the flavors have melded together.
  4. Serve the Pico de Gallo immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Tips and Tricks

  • For a spicier salsa, you can leave the seeds in the jalapeño pepper or add more pepper to the recipe.
  • For a sweeter salsa, you can add a diced mango or a touch of honey to the recipe.


  • You can also add additional ingredients to the recipe, such as avocado, diced pineapple, or diced cucumber.

Pico de Gallo is a fresh and flavorful Mexican salsa that is both easy to make and delicious. By following this step-by-step recipe, you can create a traditional and authentic salsa that is perfect for adding to tacos, burritos, and more. With the addition of ripe tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and spices, this salsa is sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Enjoy!

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