Pico Ala Q Recipe

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Pico ala Q

Wendi Q


This pico de gallo is a very healthy alternative to regular salsa, without all the preservatives. Very authentic flavors and ingredients!

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35 Min


30 Min


6-8 roma tomatoes
1 red onion
1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro
10-20 pieces of jarred jalapenos (depending on heat desired)
1/8 cup white vinegar
1/8 cup olive, vegetable, or canola oil
1 lime
salt and pepper
powdered garlic
1/4 cup cold fresh water

Directions Step-By-Step

Start by dicing tomatoes, onion, and jalapenos into small pieces. About 1/4 inch dices. Mix together in large bowl. Finely chop cilantro into small shreds. Combine mixture. Add oil, water, vinegar, and juice from lime. Continue to mix. Add about 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder. Add pepper, I prefer to use fresh coarse grounds, but simple table pepper will work. Add pepper according to preference. I add my salt last, and I never use table(iodized) salt when cooking. I prefer sea or kosher salt. I usually add approximately 1/2 tablespoon, as the tomatoes and onion are acidic. I let the mix settle for about an hour in the fridge before I serve so the flavors can blend. But we always sneak bite while waiting! You may want to add more salt after the pico has marinated for a while in the fridge. The pico will last for 3 days (unless you love it like I do, then maybe 3 hours.) I serve my pico with tortilla chips, or even use it in sandwich wraps, or side dishes such as rice. Hope you enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy