Fresh mild salsa. The flavor is best after it sits for a while as the lime juice will mellow out the flavor of the onion and the salt will bring the juices out of the tomato. If you want to make it fast, chop everything in a food processor, but you will not get the same texture as hand-chopped salsa. Also, if you want it spicy add a little chopped jalapeno. Last, you can use the juice from this pico de gallo to make a quick guacamole, just add some of the pico de gallo juice to the avocados, some extra salt, a little mayo, and your guacamole is ready!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss tomatoes, white onion, and cilantro together in a large bowl. Pour lime juice over tomato mixture; mix to coat. Season with salt. Chill completely before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

34 calories; 0.3 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 880 mg sodium. 9.5 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
Great simple authentic recipe. Absolutely delicious! Adjust lime to taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2012
Maybe Scott's limes are drier than mine but 6 limes to 3 large tomatoes is way over the top for us. I added a finely diced jalapeno which the recipe does not call for. This could easily be adjusted and is similar to the way I usually make Pico de Gallo but as written it isn't for us. Thanks though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
Great simple authentic recipe. Absolutely delicious! Adjust lime to taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
Great simple authentic recipe. Absolutely delicious! Adjust lime to taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2012
Maybe Scott's limes are drier than mine but 6 limes to 3 large tomatoes is way over the top for us. I added a finely diced jalapeno which the recipe does not call for. This could easily be adjusted and is similar to the way I usually make Pico de Gallo but as written it isn't for us. Thanks though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2012
My coworker makes this and we don't stop eating until it's gone delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2015
"Make it look like the flag of Mexico" I was taught. Excellent recipe. It is made hundreds of times each day for the family tables and Mexican food restaurants of south Texas. Some thoughts about the pica (bite)--add finely chopped seeded jalapeno or serrano or can also leave recipe as is but add a spoonful or two of a picante sauce Pace--made in San Antonio--is excellent. To make true Texas style--make plenty--you'll need to taste to add the chile you want. Allow it to sit so flavors can marry. Buen provecho. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2014
This was wonderful and my Scott likes it too. I put the ingredients in the electric chopper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2014
This was great! I would prefer jalapenos but for non spicy lovers...perfect:) Served on top of refried bean and chicken nachos. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2014
But I'd like to address the lime issue. I bet Scott used Mexican limes. They are really small like half the size or smaller of a regular lime. That would explain the large quantity. Thanks Scott. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2018
I realized if I followed the recipe I d have a ton of pico de gallo! As it s just me I chopped up 2 tomatoes 3/4 of an onion half a bunch of cilantro and squeezed two limes. Delicious!! And it ll still last me for days! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2015
When it comes to pico de gallo I'm a purist. I love the slight crunch from the onions and jalapenos and the tangy lime notes so I appreciate the fact this recipe doesn't include additional spices such as garlic or cumin (although if you love them in your pico add them!) This a great base recipe to make as written or to tweak depending on your tastes. I'm a taster cook so I use what looks right and go from there. If 6 limes seem like too many try 2 or 3 and add from there. You can't go wrong with pico however you like it! This one's a keeper for me! Read More
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