Pico de gallo salsa in a bowl with tortilla chips

Authentic Pico de Gallo Salsa

Real, authentic pico de gallo salsa recipe straight from Mexico City! Just five simple ingredients (plus an optional chile pepper) makes a perfect chunky style salsa.

Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cilantro, mexican, salsa, spicy, tex mex, tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 31 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 3/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 limes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small green chile, seeded and finely chopped optional


  1. Juice the 3 limes.

  2. Mix diced tomato, chopped onion, and chopped green chile (if used) in a bowl.  Add lime juice, olive oil, chopped cilantro, then mix again.  Add salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Authentic Pico de Gallo Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 31
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 23.7%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.