Traditional Pico de Gallo

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Traditional Pico de Gallo


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh key lime juice
  • 2 cups diced, ripe Roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeƱo or serrano pepper, minced
  • 1 tablespoon TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce
  • Salt to taste


Mix onion with key lime juice in a small bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Combine tomatoes, cilantro and pepper in another bowl. Stir in onions and TABASCO® Sauce. Salt to taste.

Use with grilled meats, scrambled eggs and tacos. It can also be spooned into quesadillas.

Variations: For a crisp, refreshing flavor add 1/4 cup diced cucumber, seeded and peeled; and 1/4 cup diced jicama. For a smoother flavor add 1/2 cup diced avocado.

Makes about 3 cups.

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  • Name: TRACEY
    Date: September 13th, 2014
  • Name: Just Me
    Date: December 18th, 2013
    This is a very healthful recipe. It should work great for any breakfast egg-dish. The Tabasco addition should make it even more interesting. Forget the pancakes, grits, toast, bagels, and fat pills !!!
  • Name: Bill
    Date: November 14th, 2013
    I also add 1 garlic clove..