Easy Pico de Gallo Salsa

This Super Easy Pico de Gallo Salsa is a fresh, chunky Mexican salsa that’s made with tomatoes, onion, jalapeño and cilantro! 

This Super Easy Pico de Gallo Salsa is a super fresh and easy Mexican salsa topping that can brighten up any dish!pinterestOne of my all time favorite things to make is a fresh batch of Authentic Pico de Gallo.

What is Pico de Gallo Salsa?

  • Pico de Gallo, also known as Salsa Fresca is made up of freshly chopped tomato, onion, jalapeño (or serrano peppers), fresh cilantro, a little salt and a squeeze of lime juice.

Homemade Pico de Gallo is one of the most simple salsa’s to throw together, but I have some special tips to help you make THE VERY BEST kind.

The main ingredients for homemade Pico de Gallo are roma tomatoes, jalapeno and onions!

What type of Tomatoes do I use for Pico de Gallo?

My favorite type of tomato to use for Pico de Gallo is Roma Tomatoes. This is because the Roma tomatoes are meatier with less juice. A pico de gallo is a chunky salsa, not a juicy salsa, so the less juice you have, the better your salsa is.

If you wanted to use a beef tomato or vine tomato, you could also do that. Just try to remove as much of the seeded part of the tomato as possible. You can also use a strainer to remove excess tomato juices.

This homemade Pico de Gallo, or salsa fresca is made up of simple ingredients for a delicious Mexican salsa topping!

What type of onion do I use for Pico de Gallo?

The traditional onion for a fresh Pico de Gallo is a white onion, but I love adding in the purple onion for color and I like the milder flavor of purple onion as opposed to the harsher white onion. It’s really up to you on this one, both work great.

As for whether it’s best to use jalapeño peppers or serraño peppers, well that’s up to you as well. The jalapeño is a milder pepper, where the serraño packs more heat.

Leave the seeds in for extra heat or take them out for a more mild flavor!

You can completely customize the flavor profile of this homemade Pico de Gallo by changing the type of tomato, onion or pepper you use!

Finish off your homemade Pico de Gallo with some freshly chopped cilantro, plenty of salt and a good squeeze of lime juice.

Pico de Gallo is perfect for topping enchiladas, soups, tacos or using as a dip for some crunchy tortilla or corn chips!

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This Super Easy Pico de Gallo Salsa is a super fresh and easy Mexican salsa topping that can brighten up any dish!
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Easy Pico de Gallo Salsa

This fresh and easy Pico de Gallo recipe is a chunky salsa topping, perfect for tacos, enchiladas and more!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 55 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 4 Roma tomatoes, diced and strained of any juices
  • 1/2 cup diced purple onion, or white
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 lime, juice of


  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Keep covered and stored in the fridge.
This fresh salsa can last up to 5 days in the fridge.


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1280IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Easy, jalepeno, pico de gallo, salsa, tomato
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This Super Easy Pico de Gallo Salsa is a super fresh and easy Mexican salsa topping that can brighten up any dish!

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
7 Responses
    1. Shawn

      Hi Dee, I wouldn’t freeze this, only because fresh tomatoes don’t tend to hold up very well once frozen and then thawed. They get mushy and grainy.

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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