Easy Homemade Pico De Gallo

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Have you ever tried to make pico de gallo at home? If not, here’s an easy homemade pico de Gallo recipe for you to whip up. It’s one of those recipes that tastes great with fresh from the farmers market ingredients, so keep it on hand all summer long! 

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Easy Homemade Pico De Gallo

You’ll be amazed at how easy and fresh this homemade pico de gallo is, I’m serious! It’s a really simple recipe that packs a nice flavor punch. You can make this for parties, snacking, summer evenings by the campfire, and more. 

Is this a spicy pico de gallo recipe? 

Yes and no. You can control how spicy it is by adjusting the amount of jalapeños you include in the recipe. You can also control the spice here by choosing more sweet onions! 

How much does this recipe make? 

This is a pretty large recipe. So you’ll have about 64 tablespoons of homemade pico de gallo. It’s a really fresh and delicious recipe that will go quickly though so I wouldn’t worry about it getting used up. If you think that it will be too much, just make half a batch! A serving is about 2 tablespoons so there’s plenty to go around…with a recipe this good everyone will want more than one serving 🙂 

Can I store this pico in the fridge throughout the week? 

Yes, you can definitely refrigerate leftovers and they’ll hold up okay in the fridge for about a week or so. I think it’s best when it’s very fresh so I wouldn’t plan on keeping it in the fridge too long because it will start to lose that fresh taste and crunch from the crisp veggies. 

finished pico in a square glass dish.

Does this homemade pico de gallo taste like salsa? 

No. In my opinion this is not going to taste like a jarred salsa which is cooked and more soft. The veggies are fresh in this recipe so they retain some of their form and the flavors are more fresh and less cooked. You won’t want to miss out on this pico de Gallo recipe though, it’s much better than regular jarred salsa! 

What do I need to make pico de Gallo at home?

  • 2 med yellow onion
  • 1 large red onion
  • 12 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro or parsley leaves
  • 2 to 3 jalapenos
  • 1 lime
  • Salt

Can I leave out the jalapeños altogether? 

You sure can, if you don’t like heat just leave them out. You can sub in some other kind of milder peppers as well if you like. I don’t think that the jalapeños make this recipe super spicy but it’s up to you. You can always add a little bit and then add more to control the spiciness! Remember, it’s easier to add more than it is to add more of everything else to dull down the heat! 

pico de Gallo in progress top image is onions being chopped middle image is garlic being chopped and then bottom image is mixed up pico in a bowl with wooden spoon.

How do I make this delicious homemade salsa? 

  1. Slice jalapenos in half and scoop out seeds. Then dice finely to distribute the spice through the entrie dish. 
  2. Dice equal parts onion and tomatoes into chunks. 
  3. Roughly chop the cilantro or parsley.
  4. Mix everything in a large bowl.
  5. Lightly squeeze the lime over your vegetables, sprinkle a pinch of salt and mix one last time. 
  6. Serve fresh.

Printable Pico De Gallo Recipe: 

Yield: 64 Tablespoons

Easy Homemade Pico De Gallo

Easy Homemade Pico De Gallo

Have you ever tried to make pico de gallo at home? If not, here's an easy homemade pico de Gallo recipe for you to whip up. It's one of those recipes that tastes great with fresh from the farmers market ingredients, so keep it on hand all summer long! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 med yellow onion
  • 1 large red onion
  • 12 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro or parsley leaves
  • 2 to 3 jalapenos
  • 1 lime
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Slice jalapenos in half and scoop out seeds. Then dice finely to distribute the spice through the entire dish. 
  2. Dice equal parts onion and tomatoes into chunks. 
  3. Roughly chop the cilantro or parsley.
  4. Mix everything in a large bowl.
  5. Lightly squeeze the lime over your vegetables, sprinkle a pinch of salt and mix one last time. 
  6. Serve fresh.

Notes

All measurements are approximate. Servings will depend on the size of your produce!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

32

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 20mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 0g
I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

What do I serve with this tasty Mexican classic? 

I love to serve this pico de Gallo with everything from tacos to homemade tortilla chips. You can serve this as a topping for your favorite Mexican dishes or you eat it as a stand alone dip for chips, veggies, and more. When I make chicken in the crockpot I put some of this pico de Gallo on top for a spicy and easy dinner recipe. 

Try these other dips and side dishes as well: 

pico in a square glass dish with chips next to it.

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