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Bowl of fresh salsa fresca with chips on the side

Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)

Fresh, delicious, and easy to make! This pico de gallo recipe is great on a variety of Mexican-inspired dishes, or simply as a dip with chips.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:15 mins
CourseAppetizer, Side Dish, Snack
CuisineGluten-Free, Mexican-inspired, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings4 side servings


  • 4-5 ripe medium-sized tomatoes (about 2-3 cups chopped)
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers*
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro (large stems removed)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (more/less to taste)


  • Finely chop tomatoes and onion.
  • Mince garlic and chop cilantro, large stems removed.
  • Scoop out & remove seeds and ribs from jalapeño (using caution) and finely chop.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss. Add salt and adjust flavors if desired. (More lime juice, cilantro, garlic, salt, etc.)
  • Can serve immediately, but tastes best after it chills in the fridge for a few hours to let flavors combine.


*This can be medium-spicy depending on how much jalapeño you use. To keep it mild, simply omit jalapeño or use poblano instead.
About 1/4 tsp. ground cumin can be added as well if you enjoy the flavor.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 31 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Potassium: 335 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 1155 IU | Vitamin C: 24 mg | Calcium: 19 mg | Iron: 1 mg