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Posted by / Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo

*Updated Pictures*
We make this a lot and I mean a lot! 
And we always make a ridiculously large batch of it and I always think there is no way we will eat all of this before it goes bad.
Then I head to the fridge the next day and guess what it's gone! 
Totally devoured! 
Pico De Gallo is as much a staple in our house as Taco Tuedays and I know you'll love it as much as we do so I thought I would add an updated pic and reshare this oldie but a goodie! 
The best Pico De Gallo!
*Old Post*
This recipes comes courtesy of Pastor Nik! Ok just kidding!
 We went over to Nik and Heathers for Superbowl and Nik went on to tell everyone he had made the pico! He's such a prankster! But his wife Heather did make a really tasty crock pot beef sandwich with caramelized onions ( still drooling thinking of there tastiness) and Andrea had made a super tasty brownie with peanut butter swirled in! 
I will have to work on trying to get something close on the brownies. (If I was smart I would have wrapped the 2 brownies left and taken them home, but I was too stuffed to think ahead!) 
Actually this recipe came to together from my Sister in law Dana. She taught me the top secret ingredient of a fresh juiced orange. It really balances out the citrus!
 This recipe is a favorite I make it almost every time I make tacos or fajitas! I was super lucky Klesick Family Farm  added the ingredients to my order late on Tuesday so I was able to have everything delivered! 
They really are awesome for delivery.

Really the pictures are just because I love the way the light was hitting the produce!
Chop, chop your tomatoes.
Shred cabbage and carrots. I used the food processor! You can also finely chop the cabbage. Also dice your onion, some how I'm missing the picture.
Chop finely the jalapeno and pickled jalapeno.
Juice orange and limes. Eek! What happened to my hand?
Chop cilantro finely.

Pico De Gallo

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Pico De Gallo
Pico De Gallo From Scratch. Better than most restaurants.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
  • 2 pounds Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1/2 whole Small Whole Head Cabbage, Shredded
  • 2 whole Carrot, Shredded
  • 1/2 whole Red Onion, Diced
  • 1-2 whole Jalapeno, Diced (Dependent On How Hot You Like It.)
  • 1/4 cup Pickled Jalapenos, Chopped
  • 1/2 whole Orange, Juiced
  • 2 whole Lime, Juiced
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro, Chopped Finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, Or To Taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper, Or To Taste
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Pickled Jalapeno Juice
Cooking Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Fold in all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Best if allowed to chill for 2 hours but can be eaten immediately.


  1. Hi Serena, it look appetizing and a healthy version. Like your idea of using orange juice. I suppose it's nice to goes with tortillas too. Have a nice day.

  2. Mmm, pico de gallo.. :) I love mine on grilled chicken! This recipe is great! Hugs!

  3. It sounds so good!!!
    I really like this recipe.
    xoxoxo ^^

  4. I loooove homemade pico! Really like the orange juice addition as well.

  5. Serena! I would love that brownie recipe too!! :) I will have to try this recipe out, seeing as how much i love tacos and cheese dips aren't really creative or healthy for my hips...

  6. Hi Serena: I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. I'm your newest "follower" as I don't want to miss any of your delicious-looking recipes.


  7. Hi Serena!

    What a lovely place you have here! I have enjoyed perusing many of your posts. So many wonderful recipes and great photos too!

    Nice to meet you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  8. I love the addition of the cabbage, carrot and oj. This looks like a recipe I must try soon. We do love Pico De Gallo in many forms. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Glad I found you, I'm a follower!

  9. I was just about to say that this would be perfect on grilled chicken, and then I saw that someone said that above. (Apparently, I'm not that creative. Ha!) It looks delicious. Now, I'm headed off to click that thumbnail I see for zucchini/carrot/pineapple/walnut cake.

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  11. this looks divine! LOVE pico! can't wait to try your recipe.


  12. Thank you for your visit and kind words and following. I see some yummies here that I will have to try. This salas is one for sure.

    GOD bless and keep you all safe.

  13. This looks so appetizing! I love it.

  14. I love pico de gallo - so fresh and delicious!

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Just love this recipe and am now a follower. Take care Diane

  16. I love pico de gallo in restaurants, but I have to admit I have never made it at home. Your recipe looks wonderful! I have never tried pickled jalapeno. Is that your own addition, or is it traditional for this recipe?

    Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog because it helped me to find you and your wonderful blog.:) I look forward to checking out all of your wonderful recipes!

  17. Oh I love your pictures and they way you've presented

  18. Looks so good! I can't wait until we have fresh tomatoes again (can. not. stand the ones from the store)!

  19. Heather- I not am really not sure if it's traditional... We have had it that way at several Mexican places and I enjoyed it, so it's the way I make it!

  20. This looks and sounds delicious! Have a lovely weekend:)

  21. What a lovely recipe and beautiful photos! This would surely be a hit at any party or any day of the week!

  22. Hi, Serena! We live in Texas, and make Pico often. I can't wait to try this sounds great. I am a new follower!

  23. Hi Serena, that looks delicious! Very fresh and colourful. Gorgeous light on the pictures too: )

  24. Lovely Pico,Serena!And I love the jumble of bright colors the concoction has to offer.The addition of orange juice caught my eye and I'm sure it adds an extra zing to the Pico.Awesome flavors:)

  25. Yay for chips and Pico! This looks so good! Can't wait to try this one this weekend. ;)

  26. Hey Serena I've been wanting to make this pico for a while now and finally whipped it up for my Grandpa's 81st birthday party yesterday. Everyone devoured it, it was literally the first dish gone. We enjoyed it with a big bag of Food Should Taste Good multigrain chips. Thanks for the recipe... I'll definately be making this again!

  27. I could put pico on basically everything and be completely content with life. Love this, Serena! Pinned!

  28. I love pico de gallo, it's such a fresh burst of flavor in the wintertime!

  29. So fresh and delicious!! SU & Yummed! Cant wait to try this!

  30. So healthy, pretty and undoubtedly delish...I want to make some very soon!

  31. Love homemade pico and yours looks great.

  32. This sounds divinely delicious and healthy!!! Too good.

  33. Wow, never had pico with cabbage and carrots but it sounds wonderful and so healthy too! Love all he extra veggies!

  34. We love a fresh pico de gallo and your recipe sounds so healthy, crunchy, fresh, and delicious! Thank you for sharing Serena!



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