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Fresh homemade Salsa (Pico the Gallo) – the Best Starter


This homemade Mexican Salsa aka Pico De Gallo is sure to impress

Step up your starter game with this sensational homemade salsa – Pico de Gallo. This vibrant medley of diced tomatoes, red onions, creamy avocado, and invigorating lime juice is elevated with the aromatic allure of cilantro, garlic, oregano, and cumin. A touch of your favourite spicy sauce adds the perfect kick to this extraordinary salsa that’s not just a condiment, but a taste of the vibrant culture and flavours of Mexico.

This Salsa only takes 5-minutes and comes together in your blender

We pride ourselves with making recipes that are no fuss and easy for everyday. That’s why we love 5-minute (or less) recipes that come together in a blender or food processor. Why not take that extra help?

  • Tomatoes: Juicy tomatoes lay the foundation for this exquisite salsa, delivering natural sweetness and acidity
  • Red Onions: Red onions add a pop of colour and a tangy bite that harmonizes the flavours. We recommend spring onion as an alternative; do not opt for yellow onions as their raw taste is very strong
  • Avocado: Creamy avocado chunks introduce a luxurious texture and mellow taste to the salsa. They also help balance out any spiciness. Although the original Pico de Gallo is made without this ingredient, we feel like it’s a worthwhile upgrade if you like
  • Lime Juice: Zesty lime juice brings a citrusy brightness that elevates the entire dish. You can use lemon juice instead, but half a lemon may be enough
  • Cilantro: Chopped cilantro imparts a refreshing herbal note that defines the authentic taste of Mexican cuisine. If you don’t like cilantro, simply leave it out
  • Oregano: Ground, dried oregano adds depth and a savoury undertone that’s characteristic of Mexican salsas and dishes
  • Garlic: Minced garlic provides make the salsa more savoury and rich
  • Cumin: A hint of ground cumin contributes a warm, smoky essence that’s synonymous with Mexican fare
  • Spicy Sauce: A drizzle of your preferred spicy sauce infuses the salsa with a tantalizing heat. You can also opt for fresh chillies or jalapeños if you prefer

The allure of this homemade salsa lies in its versatility and simplicity. Elevate your favourite Mexican dishes, from tacos and fajitas to quesadillas and burritos, with a spoonful of this flavourful homemade Salsa. It’s also an ideal accompaniment to grilled meats, seafood, or even as a refreshing topping for scrambled eggs. Or simply use it as a dip for some nachos or crackers!

You might also like our favourite Fajitas recipe, these Shrimp Tacos or this fruity mango salsa?

Uncover the vibrant Mexican cuisine through the symphony of flavours in this delicious homemade Salsa., aka Pico de Gallo. The interplay of tomatoes, red onions, creamy avocado, and a tapestry of spices create a dip that that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re enhancing a meal, setting up a fiesta, or simply indulging in a satisfying snack, this salsa offers an experience that’s alive with taste, aroma, and cultural richness.

Homemade Tomato Salsa (aka Pico de Gallo)

Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Pico de Gallo, Salsa
Servings: 1 bowl


  • 3 medium tomatoes, roughly diced and stems removed
  • ½ red onion, roughly diced
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1 handful Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp salt, more to taste
  • ½ tsp pinch oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • spicy sauce to taste


  • Chop: Roughly chop tomatoes, onion and cilantro. Cut Avocado in small cubes and set aside.
  • Blend: Add all ingredients except the avocado in your blender or food processor. Blend in a pulsing manner for a couple of seconds (count to 3 and check on the texture and repeat until onion and tomato are crushed to small pieces, but before they turn into one liquid sauce).
  • Serve & Store: Pour the mixture onto a deep plate or bowl, now add in diced avocado and gently mix. Serve with your favourite dish or enjoy with tortilla chips. You can eat this Salsa straightaway or keep refrigerated for a couple of hours.
    Consume within 1-2 days.

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Made with love by Katja & Youssef | 2023