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Pico de gallo on a table with tortilla chips.

Easy, Authentic Pico de Gallo + Fun Variations


Pico de gallo is a classic Mexican accompaniment. But take the basic recipe and mix it up any way you like, and you've got yourself one versatile spoonful of flavor!


  • 6 Roma or plum tomatoes, seeds removed, diced small
  • ½ small onion, diced small
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 serrano chili pepper, seeds and rib removed, minced (if you like it super spicy, add more chilis!)
  • salt


  1. Combine all ingredients, and let flavors marry for an hour.
  2. Homemade salsa takes on more flavor the day after it's made. Just be mindful of those chilis - they get hotter the longer it sits!