Pico De Gallo

This flavorful combination of juicy vegetables gives it the perfect blend and flavoring. Serve with our homemade chicken enchiladas or other recipe of your choice!

pico de gallo

Does pico de gallo use lemon or lime?

This recipe takes me back to Mexico. My family and I were able to visit a few years ago with our little girl. We stayed with my husbands parents in Mexico City and I got so sick while I was there, however I got to see how different it is there and got to know a little bit of culture. I don’t actually remember the flavor of pico de gallo when I think about Mexico, but I did eat Chicken Enchiladas there.

This pico paired with those enchiladas= Heaven.

Let’s be honest, after marrying a Mexican man for a husband, i’ve learned to adapt a lot of my eating to my hubby’s ways. Before getting married, I used to use lemon in my salad. After getting married, I started using lime. And I love it! No seeds to have to worry about and it adds the perfect kick to our recipes.

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Furthermore, my kids love this recipe and it is so simple. If your kiddos are into lime like my family is into lime, they will so love this!

Magic ingredient in this recipe? Lime…and can’t forget the cilantro.

Without the lime, the pico de gallo would not taste the same. Without the cilantro, the recipe would not have the kick to make it so unique and tasty.

Give it a go- It serves as a great side!

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Step by Step how to make Pico de Gallo

Step 1

Simply chop all vegetables into small chunks.

Step 2

Once you chop all the veggies up, mix all the vegetables together in a bowl.

Step 3

Add the salt and the lime to the mix and mix thoroughly! Simple, healthy recipe with lots of flavor!

Tips for making pico de gallo

  • Use lime generously.
  • Make sure to chop the tomatoes into small pieces.

Cooking tools we recommend for this recipe

  • I highly recommend a vegetable dicer-it will make your life so much easier! The Nemco Easy Chopper Vegetable Dicer. You simply place a vegetable on the dicer and push down. It’s amazing how simple it is- and what a time saver it is. The Nemco Easy Chopper Vegetable Dicer is pretty awesome and a must-have if you’re one to get nervous every time you handle a knife and some veggies. Here is a quick video if you’re wondering how easy chopping your veggies can really be:

Pico de Gallo

Yummy side that can be served with chicken enchiladas, or other main courses and can even be used  as a dip.

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword cilantro, lime, onion, pico de gallo, tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author www.mommylair.com


  • 3 tomatoes (chopped into small pieces)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2-2 1/2 tbsp cilantro (minced)
  • 1 lime(juiced)


  1. Simply chop all vegetables into small chunks.

  2. Mix all vegetables together in a bowl.

  3. Add the salt and the lime to the mix.

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