Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Pico de Gallo translates to "rooster's beak" in English (when you dip tortilla chips into it, your thumb and forefinger loosely resemble a pecking chicken). Didn't you always wonder where the name came from?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together all ingredients; serve with tortilla chips, on scrambled eggs, as a fat-free salad dressing, etc.


Most Helpful

I have been looking for a good salsa type recipe for my spanish husband... and then it occurred to me that he might not like salsa but be looking for more of a pico type dish. Needless to say, we tried this one and it was fantastic. I halved the recipe just in case he didn't like it, and I put a little less onion in it and it was still fantastic. The next time I make it, I will make it as is in the recipe and probably double it. I had no idea he would eat the whole bowl! It was great! Thanks!

Jessi Cook September 05, 2011

Excellent pico! I have realized I do not like cooked salsa (the kind that comes in a jar). Fresh is the only way for me! This recipe is super-easy to make, and the flavors are great.

Hollie Bean August 07, 2011

Great recipe, easy and simple! first time I made it I used purple onion DON"T DO IT! much too strong, but that was my fault:) Thanks for posting Sharlene~W

bernettavan June 12, 2011

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