How to Make Pico De Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

by Alexandria Duran


  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Jalapeños
  • Cilantro
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Garlic salt
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Tortilla chips
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    For this batch of salsa I used 3 tomatoes, 1/4 of the onion, handful of cilantro, 2 1/2 jalapeños, 2 lemons, and 3/4 of a lime.

    Step 2

    Cut the tomatoes in little cubes. You want all of your ingredients to be about the same size.

    Step 3

    Put the tomato a mixing bowl.

    Step 4

    Cut and add the onion. Mix it up to see what your tomato : onion ratio is.

    Step 5

    Add the jalapeño. Mix it up. At the point I like to taste the salsa to see how hot the jalapeños are. If they're super hot I usually add more tomatoes. If they're not spicy at all I usually add more.

    Step 6

    Finely chop the cilantro. Add it to the bowl and mix.

    Step 7

    Add the lemon juice. Careful not to get any seeds in the salsa. If you do, just take them out with a spoon.

    Step 8

    Add the lime juice.

    Step 9

    Here's my cutting board mess!

    Step 10

    Add some garlic salt and pepper. Mix it all together.

    Step 11

    Doesn't it look pretty?!? Enjoy with tortilla chips for a snack. Goes great with Carne Asada or grilled chicken.

    Step 12

    I hope you enjoyed this "how to." Thanks for reading! :)