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Recipe for Pico De Gallo

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“Recipe for Pico De Gallo”

Need a recipe for Pico De Gallo?  Here is my go to recipe for Pico De Gallo.

Pico De Gallo

Recipe Yield: 3 cups


Recipe for Pico De Gallo


1 each                  Large Sweet Onion – Diced

1 each                  Lime

3 each                  Roma Tomatoes – Diced

1 each                  Fresh Cilantro Bunch – Minced

1 each                  Medium sized Jalapeno (optional)

             Salt and Pepper to taste                                              




  1. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly until completely combined.
  2. Serve immediately.


The hardest, or I should say, the most time consuming part of any recipe for Pico De Gallo is actually preparing the ingredients.  So regardless if you are using this recipe for Pico De Gallo or any other recipe, just be prepared to do some chopping, mincing and dicing.

recipe for Pico De Gallo


Sweet Onions are the way to go for most recipes, but the best to use for this recipe for Pico De Gallo.  I like to dice them up as small as possible so you don’t chomp down on big chunks of raw onion.


recipe for Pico De Gallo


Fresh Lime juice is the only way to go for this recipe for Pico De Gallo (or any recipe in my opinion) because the taste is so much cleaner and aromatic than that reconstituted and condensed stuff.


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For this recipe for Pico De Gallo you will need to dice some tomatoes.  I use Roma tomatoes in this recipe for Pico De Gallo because they are usually the cheapest and the slender form makes them easy to work with.


recipe for pico de gallo


Next, I always mince up the Cilantro last because it tends to leave a nice dark green chlorophyll stain on the cutting board that tends to rub off on whatever you cut on the board next.  In this recipe for Pico De Gallo that doesn’t matter so much, but in general that is what I do.



I actually like a jalapeno in my recipe for Pico De Gallo as well as a clove or two of fresh garlic, but some people just want the basics.  So feel free to add these if you like, but this recipe for Pico De Gallo works without it too.

Must add the flavor enhancers, Salt and Pepper, to most anything-even some baked goods, but most definitely to this recipe.

An added benefit to this recipe for Pico De Gallo, you can mix it with some smashed avocado and you have a great guacamole!

Want to see more than just a recipe for Pico De Gallo?  Check out this Simple Guacamole Recipe!

Try out this recipe for Pico De Gallo then check out The First Timer’s Guide to Vegetables from whence it came right here!



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About the author, Shawn

Chef Shawn has worked in almost every segment of the foodservice industry. He holds business degrees and certificates in Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Accounting and Professional Sales. He is Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and a Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) through The American Culinary Federation. A Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) through the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is the author of The First Timer’s Cookbook and The First Timer’s Bakebook. His work has been recognized nationwide as well as being a regular contributor to numerous food service publications and outlets and is the recipient of numerous awards-most recently the 2015 Culinary Educator of the Year through the local American Culinary Federation’s chapter-Beehive State Chef’s Association.

He the owner of multiple food service businesses and currently the host of the Business Chef Podcast.