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Pico De Gallo Salsa on a white bowl with tortilla chips on the side

Authentic Pico De Gallo (Salsa Fresca)

This isthe best Pico de Gallo (Salsa Fresca) you will ever have! Made with fresh tomatoes, onion, chiles, cilantro and lots of lime juice plus a secret ingredient.
Course Appetizer, Salsas
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 32kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 4 medium roma tomatoes diced
  • of a medium white or yellow onion diced
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños or serrano pepper (Or one of each) remove the seeds, finely diced
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime Juice (1 large lime)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt or more to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh groun pepper or more to taste


  • Cut the tomatoes, onions, jalapeños (or preferred pepper) in evenly sized small chunks. Add to a large bowl
  • Mince the cilantro and add to the bowl.
  • Add two tablespoons of tomato sauce (optional) and lime juice. Season with salt & pepper according to taste.
  • Stir to combine and serve immediately. Or store in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Eat within 3 days for the best taste & freshness.



Make sure the vegetables are cut small and evenly sized. It tastes the best when is consumed within 3 days.


Serving: 11/2 cup | Sodium: 129mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 2g | Calories: 32kcal | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 7g