Cilantro Salsa Recipe (Pico De Gallo)

Try this delicious cilantro salsa, made at home in minutes.

I’m getting a little adventurous in the kitchen these days. Trying things I’ve never made before. It’s a lot of fun. Especially when you end up with a really fantastic recipe. Case in point: Cilantro Salsa. Also known as Pico de Gallo.

Clean Eating Cilantro Salsa piled high in a clear champaign glass with a corn chip on top for garnish.

I went to the farmer’s market this morning and just started shopping for whatever looked fabulous.

As I shopped, I realized I was buying ingredients for salsa. Even though I’ve never made it before, I was definitely feeling up to the challenge. So I bought the rest of what I needed, went home, and got to work in the kitchen.

If you are a cilantro fan, this is definitely the salsa for you! Nobody at the dinner table could stop eating it. It was amazing! And it was gone before anyone could blink.

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Clean Eating Cilantro Salsa

Cilantro Salsa

This delicious salsa will leave you never wanting the jarred stuff again! (All ingredients are an approximate measure. Adjust to your liking.)
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 9kcal


  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 medium jalapeño (choose the type & amount based on how spicy you like your salsa)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • ½ medium red onion


  • Chop all your ingredients. Be sure you chop them well. The finer you chop everything, the better texture your salsa will have.
  • Mix in a bowl and serve.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 120mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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  1. Deb Newton says:

    LIME…gotta have lime juice 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Deb – Sure! That would be yummy! 🙂

  2. What if I were to add shrimp and crab and lime and lemon juice, what other liquids would you recommend for me to make your cilantro salsa into the wonderful campechana that I used to get at Goode’s Seafood in Houston. Would be great since I left Houston 17 years ago.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ken – I would have to say a little tomato juice or sauce. Which one you use would dictate how thick the sauce is. I may have to come up with my own recipe for that. Sounds so good right now!