All ingredients came from Jane's garden!

Pico De Gallo

Contributed by : Jane Berthiaume
Connected Tree Member : Jane Berthiaume, The Whole Our Recipe Tree Team
Mexican Recipes : Appetizers and Snacks

Jane got this recipe from Old World Garden Farms and picks almost every ingredient from her garden. It doesn't get any fresher or better than that!

Total Time

20 mins

Prepare Time

20 mins

Cook Time

0 mins

Recipe Servings

1 Bowl

Ingredients for
Pico De Gallo

  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion about 1/2 of a medium onion 
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • 1 lime 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers 
  • 4 to 6 plum tomatoes 2 cups medium-diced tomatoes 
  • A bunch of cilantro 1/4 cup chopped 

How to Make
Pico De Gallo

  1. Finely chop the onion and place it in a small bowl. Mince the garlic using a micro plane, knife or garlic press and place it into the bowl. 
  2. Cut the lime in half and juice it (approximately 2 tablespoons). Add the lime juice and salt to the garlic and onions mixture and stir. Set aside while chopping the other ingredients to allow the onion and garlic to marinate in lime juice. 
  3. Slice the jalapeno pepper in half lengthwise. If you like it hot, dice it with seeds and membranes intact. If you would like it a little milder, remove the seeds and membrane from one or both halves, and then dice. Add to the onion and garlic mixture. 
  4. Dice the tomatoes into medium chunks and add to the bowl. Roughly chop the cilantro and add to the bowl. Stir gently to combine. 
  5. Adjust seasonings to your taste.


It is best if you cover and let rest for a few hours in the fridge to blend the flavours. (but it isn't necessary)