Making fresh salsa is quick and easy. I made this salsa in less than 10 minutes. This salsa fresca is more of a pico de gallo–a common condiment used in Mexico. There’s no real recipe, just basic ingredients mixed to your liking.

I was making taquitos but needed something fresh to compliment the deep fried crunch. I’m used to making large batches of salsas for parties. But I only need a single serving this time. I hate wasting food, so I decided to make a quick salsa for one.

Salsa Fresca Recipe

Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)

This is an easy salsa to prepare with fresh ingredients easily found at any market.
Course Condiment, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 people


  • 1 Tomato Chopped 1/4-1/2 inch
  • 1/4 White Onion Chopped 1/4-1/2 inch. Red Onion can also be used
  • 1/2 Jalapeño Finely Diced. Use more of less depending on how spicy you like it.
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro Rough Chopped
  • 1/2 Lime Juiced
  • 1 Tsp. Olive Oil (Optional) Extra Virgin
  • Salt to taste


  • Mix tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro in bowl.
  • Add a squeeze of lime (if you don't have lime, you can use lemon). Salt to taste.
  • Optional: This isn't traditional, but you can add a drizzle of olive oil. This is a personal preference.
  • Toss and refrigerate for at least half and hour so the flavors can blend.


This is a good recipe to prepare for one or two people for a meal or appetizer without having a surplus of salsa leftover.
Keyword salsa

How to Eat Salsa

Enjoy with your favorite Mexican food; tacos, burritos, tostadas. Pico de gallo is also delicious on scrambled eggs and omelettes for breakfast. You can also use it to dip tortilla chips.