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Pico-de Gallo

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

This vibrant and refreshing Pico de Gallo is the perfect side dish for any Mexican-inspired meal. With juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, zesty lime juice, and a blend of spices, this low-carb recipe is bursting with flavor. It's quick and easy to make, and it's sure to impress your guests at your next gathering.

Serving suggestions/tips:


Serve Pico de Gallo as a topping for tacos, quesadillas, or burritos to add a burst of freshness and tanginess.

Use it as a dip with tortilla chips for a delicious and healthy snack.

Pair it with grilled meats, fish, or shrimp for a refreshing and flavorful side dish.

Customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of jalapeño pepper according to your preference.

Allow the Pico de Gallo to sit for some time before serving to let the flavors meld together.



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Side Easy Vegan Quick Plant-based Vegetarian gluten-free vegan vegetarian dairy-free nut-free low-calorie low-fat low-carb keto-friendly paleo-friendly clean eating no added sugar heart-healthy fiber-rich antioxidant-rich vitamin C vitamin A vitamin K potassium iron magnesium phosphorus folate dietary fiber low sodium diabetic-friendly weight loss digestion-friendly inflammation-fighting


  • 3 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1/2 red onion, diced

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Optional: diced avocado


  1. In a bowl, combine the finely chopped tomatoes, diced red onion, and finely chopped jalapeño pepper.

  2. Add the fresh cilantro to the bowl.

  3. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the mixture.

  4. Sprinkle ground cumin, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper over the ingredients.

  5. If desired, add diced avocado to the mixture.

  6. Gently toss all the ingredients together until well combined.

  7. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more salt, pepper, or lime juice if desired.

  8. Let the Pico de Gallo sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

  9. Serve as a topping for tacos, nachos, grilled meats, or as a dip with tortilla chips.


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