Pico de Gallo

Hi Everyone,

The tomatoes are going crazy in the garden and I am trying to find healthy, easy recipes to use them in.  The only problem is, the tomatoes are beating me up!  I create a recipe with tomatoes and my garden grows 10 more.  I can’t keep up!  Needless to say I have been eating a lot of tomato basil salads with balsamic glaze.  That is my go-to snack and lunch.  I think I eat more tomatoes in a day then the average person.  Not that there is anything wrong with that.  Tomatoes are healthy, low-calorie, non-fat and in the garden, they taste amazing.  I like to call it the pick and pop.  You know, pick a tomato and pop in my mouth.  Ok, that is only with cherry and grape tomatoes.  So today I have another tomato recipe for you and that is simply Pico de Gallo.

Pico de Gallo

My Pico de Gallo is made with tomatoes, jalapeno, garlic, onion and a fresh lime. It’s light, refreshing and only 19 calories for a 1/2 a cup. Not to bad. Completely guilt-free! You can add cilantro to it, but I skipped it, since I am not a fan of cilantro.
Pico de Gallo

So what do you use with Pico de Gallo you wonder? Of course for dipping tortilla chips in, but it’s also great on the following:

Topping on grilled chicken
Topped on a baked potato
Topped on a crostini
Topping on a burger or black bean patty
Topped on hot dogs
Topping on a plain salad

The possibilities are endless. But it’s also good eaten with a spoon.

Pico de Gallo


Pico de Gallo
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4 cups
A light, healthy Mexican side dish, made with tomatoes, onion, jalapenos and garlic.
  • 3 large tomatoes (3 cups), seeded, diced small
  • ½ cup onion, diced small
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or chopped small
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, diced small
  • 1 lime juice, juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl, mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper is desired.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Serving Size: 4 cups - 8½ cup servings
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 19 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 4.3 Sugar: 1 Sodium: 6.5 Fiber: 1 Protein: .07 Cholesterol: 0
Feel free to add cilantro to the recipe.

Pico de Gallo


I need more tomato recipes.  If you follow my on Instagram, you will see how many tomatoes I keep picking.

Have a fabulous day!



Pico de Gallo


  1. Oh this looks delicious. I have a confession I don’t like Coriander (Cilantro) either!! Tastes like soap. All the pico recipes I’ve seen have tons of the stuff in – yuk! Will try your recipe. Love home grown tomatoes you just can’t get that taste anywhere else. Great post. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com

  2. Daniel Gomez says

    This is cool, it has everything that pure pico de gallo should have, onion, tomato and jalapeño, I’ve been following your blog since like a week ago because of your drinks and my boredom as a 16 year old grounded guy.

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