Pico de Gallo

While we were still living in Kentucky and I was teaching special education, I had four of the BEST teaching assistants ever!  One in particular, Nicki, started working when I did and stayed with me nearly the entire time I worked in the county.  On occasion, we would bring in foods for a birthday month potluck or some other special occasion.  Nicki brought her Pico de Gallo recipe and we all LOVED it!  She said it was good on everything!  She not only ate it with chips, but she said it was great spooned on grilled veggies, grilled chicken, and pretty much anything else!  She’s absolutely right.  It’s just a great all around accompaniment to a lot of dishes.  I think the best time to make it is when you have those fresh summer tomatoes (real tomatoes as I call them, not the winter cardboard kind).  Do keep in mind the downfall of this recipe.  Your breath will reek from all those onions, peppers, & garlic, but it is totally worth it!

Pico de Gallo

(also shown is Homemade Guacamole)


  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 jar banana peppers
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Squeeze of lime to taste



Combine all ingredients.  Let flavors blend together before serving.


  1. Lori Walton says:

    I made this the other day and we absolutely loved it!! It is one of the best Pico de gallo recipes I’ve ever had.

Comments are closed.