Tomato Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is an excellent condiment to use in the summer months. In this video, Phoebe walks you through how to make pico de gallo.

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Pico De Gallo is a native Mexican dish that can be used as a condiment or a garnish. Many people put it in tortillas and other use it as a dipping sauce. 

Phoebe walks you through how to make pico de gallo in this video. Summer is the perfect opportunity to learn how to make pico de gallo because tomatoes are at their ripest peak during this time. This favorite seasonal treat is actually a general term used in Mexican cuisine for condiments that include jalapeno, onion, garlic, lime juice, and fresh cilantro.

Phoebe’s version uses orange and red cherry tomatoes that give this pico de gallo a cheery burst of color in addition to authentic Mexican flavor. As you prepare your ingredients, be sure to take out (and discard) the seeds and ribs of your jalapeno so you get the flavor but tone down the spiciness. Fresh lime juice is essential to this recipe to tie all of your flavors together.

A helpful tip to get your lime extra juicy is to roll them on your cutting board as you apply pressure, which helps loosen up the juice. Once you know how to make pico de gallo, you’ll have a colorful addition to top of any grilled meat or tacos you prepare. It even works wonderfully as an appetizer – just grab some chips and start dipping!

Phoebe gives another great piece of advice on how to make pico de gallo. You can make it up to a day ahead of time to allow all of the flavors to marinate together for optimal yumminess. This is a dish you will want to add to your entertaining repertoire.


  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 fresh jalapenos, minced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapenÃÉos, lime juice, olive oil, and cayenne in a small bowl. (This can be done up to a day in advance.) Just before serving, mix in the cilantro and taste for seasoning. Makes 2 cups

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves: 4
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Calories 723%
Fat 4gr6%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 882mg38%
Carbohydrates 10gr7%
Fiber 2gr8%
Sugar 5gr10%
Protein 2gr3%

*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Carbohydrate
Lower Cholesterol
Lower Sugar
Lower Sugar