Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Low-cholesterol / Homer's Traditional Pico De Gallo Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Homer's Traditional Pico De Gallo

    Homer's Traditional Pico De Gallo. Photo by Baby Kato

    1/2 Photos of Homer's Traditional Pico De Gallo

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    10 mins

    10 mins

    0 mins

    Homer and Sandi's Note:

    This is a tradional Pico de Gallo recipe that has been in my family for several generations. Many current recipes are variations of this simple one, and their taste is cluttered by garlic or other spices not usually included in the traditional recipe. This makes a great dip for tortilla chips, or in a layered bean dip. One can make great guacamole by smoothing out ripe avocadoes and adding this pico with a little more lime juice and salt to taste. I use a minimum of salt, so you may need to add more to suit your taste.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note




    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 lbs roma tomatoes, chopped medium
    • 1 medium white onion, chopped medium fine
    • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded then chopped fine
    • 2 serrano peppers, chopped fine
    • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, top 1/3 rd chopped coarsely
    • 2 limes
    • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, coarse grind


    1. 1
      In a good sized bowl, place tomatoes, onion and peppers and stir well, then add cilantro.
    2. 2
      (Secret technique that actually produces a better taste) Place kosher salt in a mound in center of tomato mix, and dissolve with juice squeezed directly from the limes.
    3. 3
      Mix well and serve directly, or chill (the flavor improves if chilled overnight).

    Browse Our Top Onions Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 06, 2008


      This salsa is excellent. I used vine tomatos because I like them better than the roma. I added extra Jalepeno peppers so mind was nice a spicy. That method of melting the salt with the lime is the key. Thanks for sharing.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on November 17, 2007


      I loved this recipe. It was like my grandma's when I was a kid. I am glad I found this! And the guacamole recipe is great too.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on June 04, 2006


      Thank you for sharing Bud. The salsa was good. Salty, tart, spicy and refreshing.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (5)


    Nutritional Facts for Homer's Traditional Pico De Gallo

    Serving Size: 1 (1226 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 65.6
    Calories from Fat 5
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1761.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    Sugars 8.0 g
    Protein 2.7 g

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes