Restaurant-Style Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo, or beak of the rooster, is a simple and classic salsa. Eat it as a dip with tortilla chips or as a condiment for tacos, burritos, or grilled meat. It's best eaten when it is freshly-made.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1⁄2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 finely-diced jalapeño pepper (seeds removed for mild)
  • 1⁄8 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar


  • In a medium bowl, stir together tomatoes, onion, and jalapeño. Add the cilantro, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oil, and vinegar and mix gently.