Pico de Gallo

Heart-Healthy Pico de Gallo

Heart-healthy pico de gallo is a summertime staple in our house. It's so fresh and satisfying.
What makes pico de gallo different from, say, salsa borracha?  It comes down to the fresh tomatoes and peppers versus the roasted versions.  
Salsa is a cooked sauce; pico de gallo is made from all fresh ingredients.  Try this muy bueno recipe for pico de gallo when tomatoes are in season, cilantro is fragrant, and you're craving fresh Mex.


  • Ingredients
  • 4-5 tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped (or 1 bunch of green onions)
  • 1/4-1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1-2 serrano chiles minced (for a milder version, use less chiles)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • Juice from 1 lemon or lime
  • 1 tsp salt to taste


  • Dice all ingredients.
  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Using a flat kitchen utensil or smasher, mash down slightly to produce juice.
  • Adjust amounts of chiles, cilantro, and onion to taste.
  • Enjoy!


a bowl of heart-healthy pico de gallo