Pico de Gallo

I made some pico de gallo for my huevos rancheros the other day and it was so delicious that I decided that it deserved its own post. Besides, it’s so versatile that I know I’ll be referencing it a lot so it needed a unique link.

I’ve never been overly impressed with pico de gallo in restaurants but when I tasted this I was literally blown away. Okay, not literally, figuratively blown away. But, still, it was amazing. I’m not sure where the magic is lost when it’s prepared in a commercial kitchen, but it is always lacking. Whatever the reason, it was so good that I gobbled it up with a fork by itself. Pico de gallo no longer seemed like a condiment, but a yummy yummy salad.

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

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Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo takes only minutes to make and will add a ton of fresh flavor to whatever you top with it.

Total Cost $1.91 recipe / $0.32 serving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe tomato $1.15
  • 1/2 medium vidalia onion $0.25
  • 1 medium lime $0.32
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro $0.17
  • to taste salt $0.02

Instructions

  1. STEP 1: Cut the tomato and onion into a very small dice. Wash the cilantro and shake dry. Roughly chop the cilantro. Combine the tomato, onion, and cilantro in a bowl.
  2. STEP 2: Squeeze the juice from half of the lime over the mixture and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp of salt. Give everything a good stir and then adjust the lime and salt to your liking.

 

Step By Step Photos

pico de gallo vegetables
Wash the tomato and cilantro well before beginning. I actually used about twice the cilantro that is pictured here, about 1/4 bunch.

pico de gallo
Roughly chop the cilantro and cut the tomato and onion into a very small dice. Combine all three in a bowl and squeeze the juice from half of the lime over top. Sprinkle with about 1/4 tsp of salt, stir everything together and then adjust the lime and salt to your liking.

pico de gallo
This was so good that I pretty much put it on everything I ate all week… and then just at it by its self sometimes too. My new favorite!