Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Do you have a favorite Pico de Gallo recipe?  This is mine.  It’s best eaten on the day it’s made because the ingredients are fresh.  The second and third days after it’s made it’s not as fresh but still tasty, and quite a bit hotter. Serve it with all of your favorite Mexican dishes or just plain tortilla chips.  I slightly adapted the recipe from here.


4-5 {or more} vine-ripened tomatoes, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt {or to taste}
1 onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño, finely chopped
juice of 1/2 lime
5-6 shakes Franks Red Hot original sauce


1. In a medium-sized bowl toss the diced tomatoes with the Kosher salt.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir together until well combined.
3. For the best flavor, serve at room temperature.

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12 Responses to Pico de Gallo

  1. Leilani May 14, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    There can never be too much pico. I pile it on until it spilleth over. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lori May 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

      So do I on some things. It is so delicious.

  2. Maureen May 15, 2013 at 4:46 am #

    This looks good! I love anything I can make fresh myself. Does the pickled jalapeno add lots of heat, or does the “pickling” tone it down a bit?

    • Lori May 15, 2013 at 10:08 am #

      It adds heat but also gives it a yummy flavor. We love the pickled jalapeños and use them in our fresh salsa, too.

  3. Kim May 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Pico is my favorite! It is the main reason I grow tomatoes and cilantro! Can’t wait to try your recipe.

    • Lori May 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

      Do you have a good recipe? I would love for you to share it with me, Kim.

  4. Kat May 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Hi Lori, thanks so much for visiting my blog from Foodtastic Friday. I do not have a pin button that is why you couldn’t find it. Sorry. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Lori May 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

      That’s OK, Kat. I was just wanting to pin it, but printed it out instead. 🙂

  5. Ginger May 21, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell link party. You have been featured! http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/05/show-tell-features_21.html

    • Lori May 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      Thank you, Ginger.

  6. Anne @ Domesblissity May 22, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    Hi Lori. I’ve seen this recipe on people’s blogs heaps of times before but never been bothered making it. I’m really keen to give it a try and your recipe looks fantastic. I’m featuring this at tomorrow’s Thriving on Thursday linky party. Thanks so much for linking up.

    Anne xx

    • Lori May 23, 2013 at 12:01 am #

      Thank you so much, Anne, for the feature.

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