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


  • 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. Yum! I can’t wait to try this.

    1. Anne – Let me know what you think!

  2. What do you use for the chips? If this salsa tastes as good as it looks…I am going to need some REALLY clean eating chips to dip in it…cuz I am going to want A LOT! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the recipes!

  3. Robin Braun says:

    CAN’T WAIT to try this – YUMMMMMMM! Cilantro is my BEST friend!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kelly Gray says:

    I added lime juice for a kick and it was YUMMY!! Great site you have going here! Thank you for all the wonderful information!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. hey there… looks fabulous! I am hungry now! question… I need a new cam & I notice yours takes fab shots… what are you using to shoot? thanks

    1. Ghalya – Thanks! I use a Nikon D60 with a macro lens.

  6. You forgot the lime juice!! Most important ingredient ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Tamara – No, I didn’t forget it. I just didn’t include it in this recipe. But feel free to add it if you like.

  7. trude wofford says:

    I added 2 tbsp red wine vinegar,and a squirt of lemon juice- and in the past have added tomato sauce great stuff

    1. Trude – I never would have thought to add tomato sauce. Vinegar is good, but my husband won’t eat vinegar. So I had to sidestep that one. lol

    1. Michelle – Glad you liked it!! It’s a summer time fav around here. We love cilantro!

  8. Stacy Marie says:

    mmm….. that stuff is so good. but we’ve always just called it pico de gallo ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Anonymous says:

      Stacy – The only place I’ve ever had pico de gallo is in a restaurant, and this isn’t like that stuff at all. Maybe the homemade stuff is different?

      1. Stacy Marie says:

        home made and fresh is always better! ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Anonymous says:

          Stacy – For just about anything, yes!

  9. Tishtashr says:

    how much does this make? Is it enough for a party of ten or so?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Tish – If they are big eaters, I’d make a double batch.

  10. If you add a can or two of your favourite beans (I like black beans and chick peas) this makes a fantastic bean salad! I make a big batch and put it in five containers for lunches during the week.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Tegan – Wow!!! Thanks for the tip! I’ll try that for sure!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Bridget – LOL!! It’s good for you too! It detoxes your blood! (Or so I’ve read)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Charlie – You’re welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed it! I make it a lot in the hotter months.

  13. graciouspantry says:

    Maybe – That would be good!

  14. graciouspantry says:

    Melg – Sound wonderful! Thanks!

  15. graciouspantry says:

    JB – Sounds yummy!

  16. graciouspantry says:

    Carolina – Sounds great!

  17. I really really can’t stand cilantro. What other herb could be substituted? Fresh parsley? Thanks!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Emma – I would go with basil.

  18. Stephanie Masters says:

    Your recipe is a lot like mine! I made mine, and then did a search for yours lol. Im trying to experiment on my own to see what I can come up with. My next venture is lasagna. We are Italian and I know how to make my own noodles, i just have to take the time to do so!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Stephanie – I’ve always wanted to make noodles, but just haven’t worked up the courage yet. Some day…

      1. Stephanie Masters says:

        It took me awhile to get them to actually be worth eating LOL. Its not easy i wont even lie! but you can do it

        1. graciouspantry says:

          I might give it a try!

  19. Niki Marie Frank says:

    I added lime juice, lime zest, and some olive oil. SO GOOD! Non-clean eaters ate it right up!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Niki – Fantastic!

  20. I totally followed the recipe and it is juicy and refreshing! My husband
    and the girls all love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Yay! I’m so glad you all enjoyed it!

  21. Pico de Gallo is a weekly thing in our home. Leftovers usually get a facelift with black beans and corn. And to make it a meal instead of a condiment I add cubed chicken or fajitas. Yumm

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Sounds wonderful!

  22. graciouspantry says:

    Yum is right!

  23. Lupemendoza66 says:

    this is pico de gallo, not salsa

  24. Allisonmae says:

    I LOVE the look of this salsa, it looks so fresh and appetizing!!