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Overhead view of a bowl of authentic pico de gallo with chips

Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa!)

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  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: About 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 cups 1x


This gorgeous fresh salsa recipe is good on basically EVERYTHING. Try eating it with tortilla chips, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, burrito bowls, taco salads, and more! 


  • 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes (cut 1/4″-1/2″ dice)
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion (cut 1/4″-1/2″ dice)
  • 1/41/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1/22 Tbsp. finely minced jalapeño (start small and add more to taste)
  • 1/41/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (or more, to taste)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine diced tomatoes, onion, cilantro, 1/2 Tbsp. jalapeño, 1/4 tsp. salt, and lime juice.
  2. Gently stir the mixture to combine.
  3. Taste and add additional cilantro, jalapeño, salt, or lime juice, to taste
  4. Cover and store in the refrigerator. (Pico de Gallo will keep at least 2-3 days in the refrigerator)
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Dip
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex