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With fresh and easy ingredients you can have this Pico de Gallo Recipe in minutes! With a little bit of kick this is a fan favorite dip you cannot resist.

Pico De Gallo Recipe in bowl on plate with dippers.

I’m a huge dip person, I really don’t care what it is if you put a dip in front of me it’s almost guaranteed that I will eat it, especially this Pico de Gallo Recipe.

I love Pico as it has fresh ingredients and literally comes together in minutes. We make this all the time as it is one of our favorite side dishes, appetizer, and just chill-out foods.

You can serve it with a variety of things from pita bread, crackers to chips, or add it on top of your favorite dishes. It really is a personal preference, and you can make it as spicy as you’d like.

It is one of those recipes that everyone who likes a good salsa-type recipe should have in the recipe box for sure.

If you are a spicy lover like we are around here then you absolutely have to make my Pico de Gallo Recipe, you won’t be disappointed.

Some of our other favorite dip recipes we have on our site include: Queso Dip, Pub Style Beer Cheese Dip and Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Dip.

Overhead of Pico De Gallo Recipe on plate with chips and some on plate.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • Minimal ingredients are used.
  • You can make it as spicy as you’d like.
  • This recipe is easy to double.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Onion
Serrano chilis
Tomatoes
Cilantro
Lime juice
Avocado
Salt
Pepper

Ingredients needed to make a Pico de Gallo Recipe.

HOW TO MAKE A PICO DE GALLO RECIPE:

  1. On a chopping board, begin by chopping your tomatoes, onion, serrano chili, and cilantro very finely. 
  2. Combine those ingredients in a large serving bowl. 
  3. Add the lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste. 
  4. Mix until combined. 
  5. Let it rest 15 minutes before serving. 
  6. Optional: Garnish with extra fresh cilantro leaves and Avocado cut into thin slices. 
  7. Serve with tortilla chips as a dip. 
Step by step photos on how to make a Pico de Gallo Recipe.

WHAT ARE THE BEST TOMATOES TO USE?

We like to use Roma tomatoes for this recipe, they are smaller and easier to cut in here. These have been the ones that we always have used.

You technically can use any type of tomato that you’d like, just make sure that it is the same amount that the recipe calls for.

DO I HAVE TO USE SERRANO CHILIS?

Serranos can be very hot, like I said we like spice around here. If you are not huge on spice then I would swap it out with jalapenos instead. 

This will be milder with a little bit of kick.

DO I HAVE TO USE AN AVOCADO?

We love using an avocado garnish for our Pico de Gallo Recipe but you absolutely can leave it out. We love the extra flavor that it gives to this recipe.

CAN I MAKE THIS AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, I would only make this about a day ahead of time. Do not add the avocado if using until you are ready to serve this recipe so you make sure that it doesn’t brown too quickly.

Overhead of Pico De Gallo Recipe on plate with chips topped with cilantro.

HOW TO STORE:

Without the avocado, this should last for up to 4-5 days. If you are using the avocado then I don’t recommend storing long term as it will brown.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • You can use any tomatoes you like, we like Romas.
  • Serranos can be swapped out with jalapenos for a little less kick.
  • White or red onion can be used for this recipe.
  • The avocado garnish is optional, but very tasty.
  • You can easily double this recipe to serve more people.
Some Pico on plate with chips.

Love a good dip that is fresh, easy, and super tasty? Then you have to mix together a batch of this Pico de Gallo Recipe ASAP!

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Pico de Gallo Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
With fresh and easy ingredients you can have this Pico de Gallo Recipe in minutes! With a little bit of kick this is a fan favorite dip you cannot resist.
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • On a chopping board, begin by chopping your tomatoes, onion, serrano chili, and cilantro very finely.
  • Combine those ingredients in a large serving bowl.
  • Add the lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Let it rest 15 minutes before serving.
  • Optional: Garnish with extra fresh cilantro leaves and Avocado cut into thin slices.
  • Serve with tortilla chips as a dip.

Notes

  1. Nutritional value does not include dippers.
  2. You can use any tomatoes you like, we like Romas.
  3. Serranos can be swapped out with jalapenos for a little less kick.
  4. White or red onion can be used for this recipe.
  5. The avocado is optional, but very tasty.
  6. You can easily double this recipe to serve more people.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2318IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican

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2 Comments

  1. This looks so good. My problem is I the cilantro. Unfortunately I am in a small section of the population that thinks it taste like dish soap. What would you say is a good replacement for the cilantro?

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