Simple Pico de Gallo Recipe

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This easy and simple pico de gallo recipe combines wholesome ingredients and spices for a great and vibrant taste that is Keto, Paleo, and Whole30 approved!

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I personally like pico de gallo that is heavier on the onion than the tomato. Usually pico de gallo is served with more tomato than what this recipe calls for, so if you are the type that likes more tomato, simply add one to two more roma tomatoes to the dish.

This simple pico de gallo recipe also uses a jalapeno instead of a more commonly used serrano pepper. If you like more of a kick in your salsa, feel free to use a serrano pepper or any pepper you want for your personal level of spice tolerance.

Yellow or sweet onion will provide a sweeter taste compared to a white or a red onion. You can also adjust the spices in order to increase or decrease the spice level (more cayenne pepper means more spicy goodness).

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This easy pico de gallo recipe is very low cost as it only uses a few ingredients, most of which many people already have laying around the house. The total cost of this dish is generally around $3 but might vary depending on the location. The cost will stretch far though as a little of this tasty pico de gallo goes a long way on top of any dish.

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As stated previously, this pico de gallo recipe uses only a few ingredients to create a great flavor. The combination of ingredients allow this to be perfect for anybody that is following a special diet such as Keto, Paleo, or Whole30. In addition, it is a perfect topper for any dish, especially Mexican cuisine. The ingredients are fairly low calorie, low fat, and low carb, making this a very healthy dish.

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Simple Pico de Gallo Recipe

An easy mixture of a few ingredients to create this tasty Mexican cuisine
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword mexican, pico de gallo, salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 5kcal
Cost $3


  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 juice of lime
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Finely dice onion, jalapeno, tomato, garlic, and cilantro
  • Combine with lime juice and spices
  • Mix and serve on top of any dish

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Author: Nathan Stevens

Hello everybody and I welcome you to Cook With Nate! My name is Nathan Stevens and I am 24 years old. I currently live in beautiful San Diego with my wife Claudia and our dog Daisy. I started Cook With Nate as a way to provide people with easy recipes and nutrition information. I have been passionate about clean eating, health, and food for quite a few years. I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing my recipes and nutrition information with you all. Thanks for reading!

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