Pico de Gallo

Everyone loves a good pico recipe! This versional calls for tomatoes, green chilis, onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt and is SO addicting!

What is Pico de Gallo?

Pico de gallo. Most of you have had this and may not even realize it. You may think it’s salsa, but it’s a salsa fresca that is usually chunkier and contains chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, salt and lime juice.

Other ingredients, like avocados, can be added, but if you’re anywhere in the Southwest you’ve probably had this served to you at a restaurant with your tacos, salad or burritos. Most Arizonans are huge fans so we wanted to share our recipe with you guys today.

We’ve made pico for family functions for a long time, but this particular recipe is modified from one of my mom’s friends. Other than the time it takes to chop of veggies, this recipe is very simple and is great for chips or to serve with any Mexican food. These ingredients combine to make a delicious, fresh and irresistible topping for any Mexican dish.

How to Make Pico de Gallo

It can be customized with the ingredients you like, but these are the pico ingredients we use:

  • purple onion
  • roma tomatoes
  • cilantro
  • minced garlic
  • green chilis
  • garlic salt
  • lime juice
  • avocados (optional)

To make the pico, chop up all the ingredients (except the pico) and add to a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Right ebfore serving, add cilantro and avocados if desired.

Serving this with warm tortilla chips will be the highlight of any party or get together. It’s just that good and is so addicting!!

Pico de Gallo

As much as we love avocados, we also love green chiles. They were the perfect addition to this pico! Since we enjoy so much Mexican food, you better believe we will be making this pico de gallo to serve it all with. 🙂

what to serve with pico de gallo?

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Pico de Gallo Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Everyone loves a good pico recipe! This versional calls for tomatoes, green chilis, onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt and is SO addicting!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 50 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1/2-1 red/purple onion chopped
  • 8 roma tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 can green chilis
  • 1/2-1 tsp garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • avocados (optional) chopped


  • After chopping all ingredients, add to bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Right before serving add cilantro (and avocados if desired) and ENJOY!


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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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