May 5, 2008

Pico de Gallo Salsa

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, try this fresh and healthy salsa recipe with tomatoes, peppers and onions goes great with chips, grilled fish, chicken and in tacos. This salsa is low in calories and fat. You can adjust the heat and any ingredients to suit your taste. If you can't find chile peppers, jalepeno peppers work great too.

Pico de Gallo Salsa
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 servings  Smart Points: 0

  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 2 chile peppers, mild or hot, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves (no stems)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

In a bowl combine all ingredients. Let it marinate in the refrigerator at least an hour for best results.


  1. This looks delicious! I love pico de gallo and will give it a try. thanks

  2. This sounds good. I am so lazy, I'd just rather buy salsa!

  3. is this really delicious? havent tasted it yet!

  4. I made this last is AWESOME. I put it on everything. Yes, it does take a little bit of time to make it, but it is well worth it.


  5. I have tried your diet coke cake and Zuchinni baked strips and salsa and they are all absolutely delicious. Thanks for this site - it is so very helpful.

  6. Here is my Pico Gallo recipe. It practically melts in your mouth.

    6 Roma Tomatos, ea, Seeded and finely chopped
    1 small jalapeno pepper(s), finely chopped
    2 serving(s) White Onion, ea, finely chopped
    1 average serrano chile(s), finely chopped
    2 clove(s) garlic clove(s), finely chopped
    2 medium lime(s), juice
    1 Tbsp olive oil
    2 cup(s) cilantro, finely chopped
    1 small sea salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1/2 cup(s) scallion(s), finely chopped

    This takes a lot more than 10 minutes to make with all the fine chopping, and totals 10 points for the whole recipe (you'll get anywhere from 10 to 20 servings, so you're looking at a maximum of 1 point per serving). Seeding the tomatoes makes it less acidic. The olive oil is just enough to blend the flavors, and is worth the little bit of fat.

  7. For easy prep try using a cheese grater. This makes for a nice consistency.

  8. Made this tonight and it is so fresh and yummy! This might be a weekly dish since it is so free of points! Used my food chopper and made it in no time. Worth the effort for sure!

  9. This is sooo delicious! Very harmonious and not to mention, yummy! It can be a little tedious, but it didn't take longer than 10 minutes for me to wash and chop all my veggies (and I doubled it!) Worth every minute!

  10. My girlfriend sent me to this site to check a recipe she was going to try and I noticed this in the sidebar, so I thought I'd take a look. This looked good until I hit the bell pepper and garlic. Forget these and the pepper...

    This is all you need:
    - Tomatoes, cored/seeded, chopped.
    - Onion. Chopped more finely than the tomatoes.
    - Jalapeno or serrano peppers. Jalapeno is chopped finer than the onion. Serrano about twice as fine.
    - Cilantro/Coriander greens. Chop finely.
    - Lemon or lime juice.
    - Salt to taste.

    It's pretty easy stuff, once you get the hang of it.

  11. DON'T Omit the Garlic, the Garlic is what gives it a Nice Flavor, I Always Add Extra!!! :)

  12. Will make this tonight along with Cuban beans, sounds wonderful, thanks!!

  13. I will never buy salsa in a jar again! This is fantastic!

  14. This was great. My husband loved it and said we should always make it and not buy it.

  15. I made this over the weekend - Ah. Maz. Ing!!!! Thanks :)

  16. I make this all the time - it is ALWAYS a big winner!! I can't share this recipe enough with friends and family. UTZ also makes baked corn chips making it the perfect all around guiltless appetizer or hot summer day snack! I use it on tacos a lot as well - thank you :)

  17. I'm so glad you like it! Happy July 4th!

  18. This is so good. I used my ninja to chop everything and it whipped up in no time. Because the blades are at different heights, you don't get mush. This will now be a staple in our house.
    Thank you so much for your site.


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