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Homemade Pico de Gallo

Freshly made pico de gallo with serrano peppers, fresh lime juice, cilantro, onions to perk up any dish or use as a dip.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 6 roma tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons red onion finely chopped (can use white onion or shallots)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper seeded, minced
  • heavy dash of salt
  • 1/2 lime


  • Cut off end of tomato. Slice in half cross wise. Make four cut lengthwise and dice.
  • Finely dice red onion. If onion is very strong, reduce amount.
  • Seed serrano pepper and finely dice.
  • Add everything together.
  • Squeeze lime.
  • Season with salt.
  • Gently toss.
  • Taste for balance. You can add in more onion, lime juice, cilantro, peppers to taste.