Pico de Gallo

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Pico de Gallo is a Mexican fresh salad made with tomatoes, onions, chillies, coriander and lime juice. There are variations, as with so many recipes, and I too tweaked the basic recipe to my own. It’s a great salad to have in your arsenal, is quick to make, and goes great with barbecued food, on tortillas and tacos, or just as a chunky dip.

You only need a few ingredients to make Pico de Gallo, and it’s one of those that you can adjust to your personal flavour preferences too. I used tomatoes, red onions, fresh coriander, a green chilli, bell peppers, garlic salt and fresh lime juice.

All the ingredients are chopped finely, mixed together and then seasoned with garlic salt and lime juice. Giving exact measurements is tricky as I believe it’s all down to personal tastes with a dish like this! If you like your food hotter – add more chilli; don’t like heat – leave the chilli out! More tomato, less coriander..it’s all up to you!


Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo


  • ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • red onions, finely chopped
  • red, orange and yellow bell peppers, deseeded and finely chopped
  • fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • garlic salt
  • lime juice


  1. Mix the tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and coriander in a bowl
  2. Add the chilli - to your heat level!
  3. Season with garlic salt and lime juice and stir together well
  4. Chill in the fridge until required

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