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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine American, Mexican Inspired, Tex-Mex
Keyword pico-de-gallo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Servings 2 cups
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 4 Roma tomatoes or 3 medium fresh garden tomatoes
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper finely diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 small red onion finely diced


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the lime juice and seasonings.
  • Dice the tomatoes and red onion and add to the bowl.
  • Use a spoon to remove the membrane and seeds from the jalapeno then dice. Add to the bowl with the chopped cilantro.
  • Stir until all of the ingredients are combined.
  • Season with freshly ground black pepper and additional salt if needed.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.


Remember, to always wash your hands well after handling hot peppers.