Homemade Pico de Gallo Recipe

Homemade Pico de Gallo with straightforward, fresh ingredients! This hot fresh salsa is addicting and has a kick to it. Utilize this simple method to learn how to produce real pico de gallo!

Homemade Pico de Gallo Recipe

Since I live in Texas, I’d say my expertise is Tex-Mex cooking. In the nearly 15 years that I’ve been here, I’ve taught myself how to use fresh, natural ingredients to bring spice, flavor, and that tex-mex flair. And I’m particularly proud of THAT.

Nothing is more traditional in terms of Mexican cuisine than a fresh pico de gallo recipe. I would be happiest if I could just set up shop in front of a table with chips, salsa roja, guacamole, and pico de gallo. A beautiful scenario just became even better with the addition of a homemade margarita.

My go-to recipe for a fresh salsa is this pico de gallo. With only 6 ingredients, it’s simple to make, quick to put together, and bursting with flavor you won’t be able to get enough of. Just make a double batch and store it in the refrigerator, as it becomes better as it sits, I’m warning you now.

What is Pico de Gallo?

Homemade Pico de Gallo Recipe

A popular Mexican salsa made from a few fresh raw ingredients is called Pico de Gallo. It’s otherwise called “Salsa Fresca” or “New Tomato Salsa. “Commonly pico de gallo is made with equivalent pieces of tomatoes and onion and blended in with new cilantro, a liberal press of lime squeeze and salt. In the United States, we began adding jalapeno for extra heat. For a milder salsa, you can, however, skip it.

Pico de gallo literally translates to “rooster’s beak,” but this salsa contains no rooster beaks!This name can be explained in a number of different ways.The idea that pico de gallo is a play on words is the one that makes the most sense to me.

The Spanish words “picante” and “pico” can both mean “sharp” or “a bird’s beak,” respectively. You can ask someone if a salsa is hot by saying “Pica? “figuratively, “Does it poke?”)

Pico de gallo is a play on words that refers to the vibrant ingredients in this spicy salsa that resemble the colors of a gallo (rooster).

Homemade Pico de Gallo Ingredients

  • 5 roma tomatoes, chopped after being seeded
  • a half cup of diced red onion
  • 1 lime juice, 1 jalapeno, 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, and 1 jalapeno that has been seeded and diced
  • 1 minced garlic clove with salt to taste


Homemade Pico de Gallo Recipe

  1. Dice the tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, and lime juice into a bowl. Toss to blend.
  2. Salt can be added to taste. Serve immediately or allow to sit for at least one hour for best results.