Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is a fresh uncooked sauce or side for garnishing tortillas, tacos or fajitas. It’s mainly made of chopped tomato, white onion and green chilies. Due to its colors, it is also called Mexican or flag sauce.

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 1 red tomato
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 2 poblano peppers
  • 2 tbsp coriander / cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 onion
  • salt


  • Deseed and finally dice the tomatoes (plum red tomatoes are ideal)
  • Peel and dice the onion
  • Remove stems and seeds from chilies and slice thinly
  • Add onions, tomatoes and chilies to a ramekin or small bowl
  • Add chopped fresh coriander
  • Squeeze the lime juice over
  • Season with salt and toss well to combine
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to blend all flavors

Best Served With

Tacos, grilled meat, tortillas, fajitas

Tips from the Chef

  • Can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days
  • Jalapeño peppers have different degrees of hotness; adjust quantities accordingly and handle with care…