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DIY Pico De Gallo Recipe

Pico De Gallo with Vidalia Onions Recipe

DIY Pico De Gallo Recipe

We were inspired by a huge bag of Vidalia Onions we received after our recent farm tour and visit to the Vidalia Onion Festival. There were tons of things that we wanted to create but we started first with our fabulous salsa and made it even better with Vidalia Onions. We hope that you love this DIY Pico De Gallo Recipe.

Pico de gallo is a bright, fresh, colorful and flavorful salsa with a hint of heat. Literally translated as “rooster’s beak,” this Mexican condiment differs from traditional salsa in the amount of liquid it contains; pico de gallo is traditionally drier.

As written, this recipe produces a flavorful dip for chips that has a tolerable amount of spiciness. For a bigger kick, double the amount of jalapeños listed below. When cutting the jalapeños, be sure to wear gloves, especially if you have any open cuts on your hands. Do not touch your hands to your eyes, lips, or other body part, as the heat can produce an uncomfortable burn.

DIY Pico De Gallo Recipe


  • 8 plum tomatoes, medium diced
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • tortilla chips as needed

Pico De Gallo with Vidalia Onions RecipeDirections

  1. Chop or dice all ingredients as listed above.
  2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  3. Refrigerate at least one hour to allow the flavors to mix.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips.

Pico De Gallo is truly one of those versatile condiments that most people love because it can really enhance the flavor of whatever you put it in. This recipe is perfect to dip your chips in or you can add it to your Crockpot along with chicken for shredded chicken tacos. There is so much you can do with this sauce. We hope that you are inspired by this DIY Pico De Gallo Recipe. Happy cooking!

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  1. My husband and I are BIG fans of Mexican food and eat lots of pico de gallo! This sounds amazing.

  2. I would absolutely love this, I need to pick some up and try it! Love your photos too!

  3. I love vidalia onions, so I am sure this will be a delicious salsa that my family and I would love!

  4. YUM. I personally LOVE pico- this sounds wonderful! And Ihave a nice big bag of vidalia onions in my kitchen

  5. I use onions in so many things., The Pico de Gallo looks so fresh and good.

  6. I’ll definitely double up the jalapenos. I love the kick! This looks fresh and fabulous.

  7. Angela S

    This looks so fresh and wonderful! Now you have me craving some. LOL

  8. both my favorite, love pico de gallo and vidalia onions – nice combo!

  9. There’s nothing like fresh salsa! Plus it’s a wonderful refreshing and healthy go-to snack 🙂

  10. My husband loves this! I personally don’t eat tomatoes but he eats them like they are going out of style! We have a few plants in our garden so I can’t wait to make this with fresh tomatoes for him!

  11. Oh how I love Pico on tacos, salads, and such. Thanks for the recipe, I have never made my own so I will pin this

  12. oh my goodness this looks perfect for this weekends get togethers. I have never made Pico De Gallo before. I hate to admit that I have always bought it at the store. After seeing this post I am going to try and make it this weekend. It looks so good.

  13. never really knew hoe to make this…so thank you for sharing this directions

  14. Pam

    Vidalia onions are my favorite onions! This looks like a great way to use them.

  15. We eat a lot of Mexican food and that pico de gallo looks so fresh and delicious! Yum!

  16. We always have onions on hand. That pico de gallo looks amazing!

  17. Yum!! It looks so great! One of my best friends is from Vidalia and we call her the Onion Girl 🙂

  18. Maria Oller

    My husband is addicted to pico de gallo and chips, sadly I had no clue about Vidalia onions or this contest I might it a try!

  19. LOVE Pico De Gallo! It’s so fresh and zingy tasting!! My dad had a thing years back where he would ONLY eat Vidalia onions!

  20. This looks very enticing! I’m sure it tastes delicious and would go over great at a party or even a BBQ!

  21. I love salsa and vidalia onions are the best! Great pics too! I feel like I can grab a chip and dig right in! 🙂

  22. Oh I really enjoy pico de gallo! Thanks for the recipe.

  23. Dee

    Yummy! I will have to try this one!

  24. I really enjoy Vidalia onions. I like a nice thick slice on my burger.

  25. I love the freshness of Pico de Gallo! Yum…I could eat it topped on so many things!

  26. I love pico de gallo and could just sit and eat it by the spoonful. I never thought to use Vidalia onions, I bet it is delicious.

  27. Vidalias are the only onions I can handle. Love pico. Yummy

  28. Yumm… this looks delicious.. I love Pico de gallo and I bet it’s amazing with Vidalia Onions..thanks for sharing

  29. I love Mexican food and love to have chips and salsa with my meal. Your recipe sounds delicious.

  30. Sarah L

    I like how fresh this looks. I like Vidalia onions on hamburgers.

  31. Sherrie C.

    That looks so good. I love Pico De Gallo! I use Vidalia onions in so many dishes but my favorite way to eat them is raw, especially in salsa or on Hamburgers or Tacos.

  32. That looks so good. I will have to try it when we get some tomatoes.

  33. Love love love pico-de-gallo. I usually just store buy it because I can’t dice the tomatoes pretty. Thanks for sharing this!

  34. Birdiebee

    What a wonderful recipe. I love pico de gallo. I have pinned this for future making. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  35. Robin Wilson

    We love Pico de Gallo and fresh ingredients are a must. Great fresh ingredients, like you get at a farmers market are even better! I hadn’t thought about making some for a long time. Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. Melissa S

    This sounds delicious, a perfect summer fresh veggie snack. I make onion rings with Vidalia’s, I also use them in tons of recipes.

  37. ellen beck

    That looks awfully good and something nice for a summer party. You all are lucky to live so close to the vidalias. Hubby and I love the sauteed or we also like to put them on the grill in foil with a little butter and sea salt.

  38. Birdiebee

    Wonderful recipe for using tomatoes from the garden. I have pinned this for later in the summer when my tomatoes are ripe.

  39. Robin Wilson

    We love Pico de Gallo! It is so light and fresh and even better with homemade chips! Of course vidalia onions are a must! I use them in everything that calls for an onion!

  40. s riches

    I am a huge fan of fresh plum tomatoes and vidalia onions. This is a recipe I am saving.

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