Simple and Healthy Pico de Gallo Salsa

Fresh and spicy pico de gallo salsa is a great addition to any Mexican dish.

Simple and Healthy Pico de Gallo Salsa

No matter what your menu is for Cinco de Mayo, it should include pico de gallo. We always have it with carne asada. Yet, pico de gallo (literally meaning rooster’s beak) is so good and easy to make that you’ll want to make it all the time.

This type of salsa is sometimes referred to as “salsa mexicana” or “salsa fresca”. It is made with a mix of vibrant red tomatoes, spicy jalapeños, crisp white onions, and fresh cilantro.

Most people make this fresh salsa with lime juice and sometimes we do too. However, my mom taught me to use a splash or two of white vinegar instead of lime, and I actually prefer this taste.

Because of the use of all those fresh ingredients, pico de gallo is extremely healthy. When my husband and I recently did the Whole30 diet (more to come on that experience later), we made this Whole30 compliant salsa all the time. We ate it with everything from salads to chicken to fish to eggs. It is just that good!

What do you like to eat with pico de gallo? Share your comments with me below.

{Click here for a Spicy Guacamole with Roasted Vegetables recipe, another great side for carne asada}

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Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a simple and healthy Mexican salsa made with all fresh ingredients.

Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Gemma from Everyday Latina
  • 2 medium jalapeños
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 lime (can also use a splash of white vinegar, see notes)
  1. Medium dice the jalapeños, tomatoes and onion and add to a bowl. 

  2. Add the chopped cilantro.

  3. Add the juice of half of a lime.

  4. Mix all the ingredients together.

  5. Serve as a salsa atop of tacos, salads or any cut of meat. Can also be served as a side dish or as a dip with chips.  

Recipe Notes
  • I do not add salt to the pico de gallo as I like to have each person salt their own to their preferred taste.
  • Instead of lime juice, a splash or two of white vinegar can be used. It gives the salsa a bit of a different taste but is also quite delicious.


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