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Pico de Gallo Recipe & 10 Ways to Use It

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Pico de Gallo Recipe & 10 Ways to Use It

sweetness and freshness and spice and citrus

One thing I realized since moving and even traveling abroad is that when the Mexican food craving hits, it hits hard. Whenever I’m visiting home, I always make a very active effort to visit some of my favorite local taco joints and top up on my salsa intake. Simply put, you just can’t get good salsa and guac in Europe and it’s unfortunate, but that has motivated me to come up with my own pico de gallo recipe that I know won’t fail my craving. I’ve tried way too many times and I’ve always been let down. With that said, I’ve just started making my own salsa at home and making a big container of pico de gallo takes you far {and it helps that any pico de gallo recipe is surely supposed to be easy to do}.

Pico de Gallo Recipe & 10 Ways to Use It
Pico de Gallo Recipe & 10 Ways to Use It
Pico de Gallo Recipe & 10 Ways to Use It
Pico de Gallo Recipe & 10 Ways to Use It

Like any pico de gallo recipe, this is the perfect blend of sweetness and freshness and spice and citrus!

One thing you need to know about any pico de gallo is that you can’t just make a little or enough for one meal, but that’s alright. I usually end up making a big batch that will last me a week and just incorporate pico de gallo in different ways. Here’s my pico de gallo recipe and 10 ways you can use it!

  1. Top off your pico de gallo on hummus
  2. Make it a fresh garnish on your favorite Latin-inspired soups, like moqueca
  3. Add it to your loaded sweet potato fries
  4. With scrambled eggs in a tortilla for a breakfast burrito
  5. Toss with cooked pasta and olive oil
  6. Spoon over grilled aubergine
  7. Add to your grilled meats or seafood
  8. Mix into sour cream and garnish with chives for a party dip
  9. Mash up an avocado with a spoon of pico for quick guac fix!
  10. Stir in a spoonful into your tuna or chicken salad
Over 2 Cups

Pico de Gallo recipe

  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1-2 limes, juiced
  • sea salt to taste


Mix all ingredients together. Try to reserve as much of the tomato juice. If you’re looking to keep some of the heat from the pepper, then don’t remove all the seeds when chopping.

You’re also more than welcome to add charred sweetcorn, capsicum, mango, or anything else to change up the recipe based on what you’re craving.

I’d love to know how you use your pico de gallo within your recipes {outside of tacos, of course}, just to spice things up and add a bit of freshness to your dish.

Pico de Gallo Recipe & 10 Ways to Use It
Pico de Gallo Recipe & 10 Ways to Use It

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