Cilantro Salsa Recipe (Pico De Gallo)

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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
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

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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73 Comments

  1. I love cilantro! In Mexico we call this pico de gallo only that it also has avocado on it. Mixing this with shrimp or ceviche its amazing. Love your website, I will be checking your recipes now that I have started eating clean 🙂

  2. Hope from Texas says:

    Try adding avocados and shrimp, it is wonderful!

  3. Hope from Texas says:

    Sorry didn’t see someone had suggested that already but another thing you might like to add that is very tasty is pieces of Mango.

  4. This sounds wonderful! What kind of pepper did you use? Bell? Jalapeño?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shawna – Jalapeno.

  5. I make this all the time & it is Pico De Gallo. However, I squeeze a couple of fresh limes into it, add finely chopped jalepeno peppers & add a bit of salt as it really makes the flavour pop! I use only green peppers 1 large or 2 small to about 5 ripe, but firm tomatoes). You can also add diced cucumber into, but make sure you eat it quickly cause cucs spoil fast. Soooo good with guacamole tacos!!!! ENJOY!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tammy – Sounds wonderful! 🙂

  6. I just recently started eating clean and I’m finding your blog and recipes to be so helpful! This salsa sounds amazing! Could it be made in larger batches and frozen?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cristy – I don’t recommend it, no. Fresh salsa can be very temperamental.

  7. stacey pickett says:

    just tried this via pinterest, and I won’t be buying canned salsa ever again!! mine doesn’t look as pretty- I used my chopper on everything, and smaller quantities. it is AMAZING!! thanks for sharing this 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Stacey – Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  8. im addicted to salsa. thank you

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Denise – My pleasure!

  9. I like to do with with shrimp, avocado, diced black olives, lime juice and clamato and it is DELISHHHH 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Caroline – Sounds wonderful!!

  10. Have you tried to freeze this? It looks amazing! I’m preparing my meals for next month when we have a new addition to our family and will be to busy/tired to cook lol.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shan – I don’t recommend it. The tomatoes will get mushy.

  11. I love making this salsa, but squeeze some lime over it!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Katie – Sounds good! 🙂

  12. Hardin Kyzer says:

    This salsa dish is too pretty to eat…. yummy!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Hardin – Haha! Ya, but it’s tasty too! 😀

  13. I have been making salsa fresco for quite a while. I typically don’t add red onion, but green onions. People tend to like the flavor of the garlic more than onion. But whenever I make this. People just love it.
    If you can’t find a jalapeño pepper, you can add a can of rotel for the spice. I like to use my food processor for the garlic, cilantro, half of the tomatoes and pepper, giving it a slightly runny, but mostly chunky texture. It makes a bit more this way as well. And who wants to chop for a half hour straight!? Not me!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Angelina – Sounds yummy!

  14. Stephanie says:

    Made this tonight and my husband loves it! 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Stephanie – Fantastic!! 😀

  15. Deb Newton says:

    LIME…gotta have lime juice 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Deb – Sure! That would be yummy! 🙂

  16. 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!

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