Pico De Gallo

July 26, 2021 · by Lally Acedo

I have always been a cook who can never stick to the same recipe. No matter how old or authentic a household recipe is, I enjoy making it a few different ways. Pico de Gallo is one of those toppings that is extremely easy to make, which leaves room to get creative with it. Here is one way I like to prepare this incredible topping.


1 1/2 cup grape tomatoes

1/4 of a red onion

1/3 cup cilantro

2 radishes

1 lime

Chili powder + salt                                                                                                                                            

Cut the tomatoes into fourths. You can also use Roma tomatoes if you prefer, but these come in handy; they are easy to cut and very juicy.

Chop the onion and cilantro into small pieces and slice the radish into tiny strips.

Once everything is finely chopped, squeeze in the lime.

Sprinkle in 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tbsp of chili powder. The tastiest salt for me is flake salt to sea salt; they have the most flavor. The chili powder is a substitute for a jalapeño pepper; I personally do not enjoy having chunks of pepper in my pico, and that's why I came up with this recipe. You are going to love the flavor that this powder brings out in this pico. It definitely makes it special.

Mix it all up and serve it. Don't forget to taste as you go to adjust the seasoning to your liking.

There you have it! Such a refreshing topping you can add to your next meal. You can enjoy it with tacos, steak, chicken, fish or as an appetizer with some crunchy chips.

Lally Acedo

About Lally Acedo

Lally Acedo is a 26-year-old food & lifestyle blogger from Northern California. She has been married for over 4 years to the love of her life, Sergio. She has loved cooking since she was a little girl, but marrying her husband has made her find a true passion for food. Lally also values cultivating a home that her husband, family, and friends can come to and experience a peaceful and joyful atmosphere. She believes food is a great way to bring people together and create new memories. Whether it’s a big meal, an appetizer, or simply a cup of coffee, as long as it's made with love, it’s more than enough.