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Pico De Gallo

A fun spin on a classic Pico de Gallo recipe. Great with tortilla chips or on your tacos. Either way it’s delicious.

Pico de Gallo

Many people believe that Pico de Gallo and Salsa are one and the same. Traditionally a Pico is a “rough chop” while a Salsa is pureed.

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While Pico and Salsas often share the same ingredients, it’s really up to you which consistency you are looking for.

This recipe is an easy way to make classic Pico. A handful of ingredients and a sharp knife and Voila!

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Technically you can use whatever kind of tomatoes you want but I’ve always found it a bit easier to use Roma tomatoes when making a Pico.

Just my personal preference. You should go ahead and experiment a bit and make it to your liking.

Pico de Gallo

Choosing the wrong avocado will ruin your dish. Especially when the avocado is the main ingredient like in Guacamole. Basically, you want a perfectly ripe Avocado. This is a great article on how to select the perfect avocado.

If you struggle with cutting and coring avocados, this video tutorial is for you. This is an important skill to learn if you often make guacamole or any other type of Mexican Food.

A delicious Mexican condiment you can serve with tortilla chips or put on your tacos. Either way, this recipe is delicious!

If you need a little inspiration for tacos or even burritos for that matter, check out my delicious collection of Mexican Recipes. For more great Salsa and Pico recipes, make sure you check out my superb collection of Salsa Recipes.

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How to Handle Hot Peppers

  • The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
  • Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn.
  • Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.

The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.

Pepper TypeScoville Rating (Heat)
Bell Pepper0-0
Banana Pepper0-500
Poblano Pepper1000-1500
Jalapeño Pepper2500-8000
Serrano Peppers10,000-25,000
Manzano Pepper12,000-30,000
Tabasco & Cayenne30,000-50,000
Habanero Pepper100,000-300,000
Ghost Pepper855,000-1,000,000
Carolina Reaper1,500,000-2,300,000
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Serrano Peppers

You will need the following ingredients to make this Pico de Gallo recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Roma Tomato, Sweet Onion, Serrano Peppers, Cucumbers, Avocados, Fresh Cilantro, Ground Cumin and Salt & Pepper.

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips or use it as a topping on your tacos or even in your burritos.
pico de gallo

Pico de Gallo

A fun spin on a classic Pico de Gallo recipe. Great with tortilla chips or on your tacos. Either way it's delicious.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course Salsa
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 62 kcal


  • Bowl for Mixing


  • 3 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 2 Serrano Peppers, diced
  • 1 Cucumber, diced
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Tsp Ground Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or use as a topping on your tacos or even in your burritos.


Calories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 281mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 305IUVitamin C: 9.7mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Barbara says:

    I used this Pico De Gallo on my tacos and it was great. Very flavourful.

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