Pico de Gallo

BY : PUBLISHED : August 4th, 2017 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

A box of tomatoes, a bowl of pico de gallo and a bag of tortilla chips.

Have I mentioned how much I love Beanfields? Their continued support of Plant Based on a Budget allows us to keep our resources free to you, and it's fair to say that we are completely grateful!

When they suggested a dip, I originally thought I'd do hummus, but then I realized that we don't have a Pico de Gallo recipe on our site! How did that even happen?! Since it's summer, I thought I'd remedy this serious problem! Here it is: Super easy Pico de Gallo!

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Pico de Gallo

Toni Okamoto
Making homemade pico de gallo takes just minutes! It’s a budget-friendly way to add flavor to meals and when made at home you can adjust the flavors to how you like it! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dip
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 38 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 2 cups of diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup of cilantro, chopped
  • ½ of a red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, minced (remove seeds for less spice)
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste


  • In a medium sized bowl, add all the ingredients and mix together. Easy peasy!
  • Store in fridge.


  • Storage: For best results store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. It doesn’t freeze well.
  • Cut all the vegetables into similar-sized small pieces.
  • Use fresh lime juice. It tastes better and really in the long run is much less expensive.
  • Less spicy: Most of the heat in the jalapeno is in the seeds and membranes in the jalapeno. Remove them for a less spicy version. 


Calories: 38kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 173mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 316IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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