Pico de Gallo

Sauces & Stuff

Pico de Gallo

Fresh, homemade Pico de Gallo ([PEE-koh day GI-yoh], meaning “rooster’s beak” in Spanish) is tons better than store-bought options and super easy to make. It's more than just a partner for tortilla chips or a relish on the side of your favorite Mexican dish; it’s a fantastic, flavorful topping for sandwiches and soups, too.

All that you'll need to savor the flavors of Mexico’s quintessential salsa, Pico de Gallo, is a good knife — and truly fresh salsa will be within your reach. Use the freshest ingredients you can get.


10 servings (about 5 cups)

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Test Kitchen Tip

To keep this raw tomato salsa from turning watery, halve the tomatoes crosswise and squeeze out the seeds before dicing.


Toss together tomatoes, onions, cilantro, zest, lime juice, garlic, and jalapeño.

Season pico de gallo with salt; chill until ready to serve.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 26

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g 0%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 6mg 0%

Carbs 6g 2%

Fiber 2g 8%

Protein 1g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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