Just a handful of ingredients and very little time to make this easy fresh salsa, homemade pico de gallo recipe. A great recipe for the summer with zesty fresh flavor and just 3 net grams of carbs per serving.
Homemade Pico de Gallo Recipe
Pico de gallo, also known as salsa fresca, salsa cruda or fresh salsa is a versatile condiment served in Mexican cuisine to enjoy with tortilla chips, fish tacos, fajitas and many other proteins.
Authentic pico de gallo is made with Roma tomatoes, white raw onion or yellow onion, fresh cilantro, jalapeno peppers and fresh lime juice.
The main difference between a store bought classic salsa in a jar and this raw salsa is that a good pico de gallo is an uncooked salsa. Chunky salsa in a jar is usually a cooked salsa.
You will never want store bought salsa again after trying this delicious pico de gallo!
White Onion versus Red Onion
Traditional pico de gallo recipe usually includes fresh white onion since it has a stronger bite than using red onion, but it can be harder to digest for some people, like myself, so red onion was my preference for this classic Mexican salsa.
Which Fresh Tomatoes are Best
When in season look for the best ripe tomatoes you can find at your local farmers market or grocery store. I found large Beefsteak tomatoes, but the classic recipe uses Roma tomatoes.
Fresh plum tomatoes or even cherry tomatoes would also be delicious.
Fresh Tomatoes- ripe red tomatoes (plum, cherry, Roma, Beefsteak)
Jalapeno pepper- jalapeno peppers are tolerable for most people as far as spice, but if you and your family really love spicy, serrano peppers would be great.
Fresh chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper
How to Make Easy Pico de Gallo
Please view the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post for the exact ingredients and ability to print as well.
Seriously one of the easiest recipes you will ever make. Once you dice up the simple ingredients needed, you simply add them all to a medium bowl and toss together.
For best flavor and to allow the ingredients to marry, allow to chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
How to Serve Pico de Gallo
My favorite way to enjoy pico de gallo is with my low carb nacho tortilla chips, but I also love making burrito bowls using cauliflower rice, shredded chicken, avocado, sour cream and this fresh salsa recipe on top.
You can serve this chilled from the fridge or allow to sit a room temperature, it's personal preference.
More Mexican dishes to serve with the best pico de gallo:
Store leftover pico in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Easy Pico de Gallo Recipe
Easy Pico de Gallo (Keto, Low Carb, Gluten Free)
- 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes Roma or see notes above
- ½ cup diced red onion
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper seeds removed, minced
- 1 fresh lime juiced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- Place all the ingredients into a medium bowl and toss together. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.