Classic Pico de Gallo

Classic Pico de Gallo

Everyone loves a classic, especially when it’s this easy. This Classic Pico de Gallo is ready in about 10 minutes and doesn’t need any gimmicks to be a star.

Serve it with chips, as a topping for carnitas, tacos, salads, or anything else you want to make awesome.

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Classic Pico de Gallo

Classic Pico de Gallo

Skip the jar and make this easy Classic Pico de Gallo in just a few minutes for a fresh snack, topping or salad you can enjoy anytime. 

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 Cups 1x


  • 5 ripe Roma or plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, deveined and deseeded then diced
  • Juice of one medium lime, more to taste 
  • 1/8 tsp each salt and ground black pepper, more to taste


  1. Prep all vegetables and toss to combine a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss again. 
  2. Let sit 5 minutes, then taste. Add more lime juice, salt, and/or pepper, if needed.  
  3. Serve immediately.


Can be refrigerated in an airtight container (preferably glass) 3-4 days, but the tomatoes will release liquid. Toss and drain off any excess liquid before using refrigerated mixture as a dip (it’s great in salads, though).

Nutrition Estimate Per Serving (1/4 CUP) – Calories: 11, Fat: 0, Saturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 39, Potassium: 113mg Carbohydrates:2.6g total/2g net, Fiber: .6g, Sugar: 1.3g, Protein: .5g, Vitamin A: 7.7%, Vitamin C: 12.5% Calcium: .5%, Iron: .8% (based on 2,000 calorie diet). 

  • Author: Fresh. Out.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Appetizer, Sauces, Dips
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Classic Pico de Gallo, Healthy Pico de Gallo, gluten-free, grain-free, Fresh Pico de Gallo, paleo, whole30


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