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Perfect Pico De Gallo

Easy Pico de Gallo works great in scrambled eggs, dirty guacamole, fried potatoes, and on a good ole corn tortilla chip. As is below it jalapeno hot. For medium heat top the jalapeno, cut in half long ways and scrape out rib and seeds on one side with a spoon. Wash with cool water. For medium low heat scrape both sides of the jalapeno and cold water wash. YJMV.
Course Appetizer, Topping
Style Mexican, TexMex
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Rest 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 37kcal
Author Shawn


  • 7 oz tomato raw (about 1 medium)
  • 1 oz jalapeno (1 jalapeno)
  • 2 oz onion (1/4 a medium onion)
  • 1 tbs cilantro (chopped or hand torn)
  • 1 tsp garlic (1 clove)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tbs lime (half a lime squeezed optional)


  • Cut the tomato in half through the stem naval.
  • Scoop all the tomato seeds out with a spoon.
  • Cut out the tomatoes naval, dice the flesh, and drain in a strainer.
  • De-head the jalapeno, cut long strips about 3/8” wide, and dice strips about same size.
  • Cut onion in four top to stem.
  • Pull skin on 1/4 quarter piece of the onion, discard root bottom and tip, dice 1/4 inch.
  • Cut tip and root bottom off garlic clove.
  • With the side of your knife smash garlic clove against cutting board and discard skin.
  • Rough chop the garlic to about 1/16 and 1/8 inch.
  • Pull a handful of cilantro off and rough chop it.
  • Add all the ingredients in a bowl, squeeze half the lime in and mix well (optional lime).
  • Let sit on counter at least one hour to let the garlic chill out. It’s even better refrigerated over night.
  • Thank you for reading my Pico Talk.

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➕ Nutrition
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Pico De Gallo
Amount Per Serving (355 g)
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 588mg 25%
Potassium 312mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 19.6%
Vitamin C 41.5%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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