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Playing How To Make Pico de Gallo | Rachael Ray

Rach shares a simple recipe for homemade pico de gallo—and once you try this easy salsa, you'll never look at store-bought the same.

This classic salsa gets topped onto Rach's Fish or Chicken Soft Tacos.


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Hot sauce, optional
  • Sprinkle of ground cumin, optional
  • Salt
  • ​​​​​​​6 plum or vine-ripened tomatoes, seeded and chopped


Serves: 4 to 6


Combine onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice and zest, hot sauce and cumin (if using) in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, then let sit for several minutes. Mix in chopped tomatoes when ready to serve.