Fresh Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is one of those side dishes that goes with anything and can bring something as boring as even a grilled chicken breast to life with just a spoonful.

It's one of those condiments that takes a little bit of time to make, so I'll often prep a batch of it and have in the fridge to use for the whole week.

Funny thing is, I find my family devours it long before I can even use it at times! So... if you want to sneak some veggies into your kids or your hubby, just make a big old batch of this and leave it in the fridge with some healthy chips and watch it disappear.

You  can use any kind of tomatoes you like- either canned or fresh. I prefer to use fresh (especially the little "grape" kind if it's not tomato season) but the canned will certainly work if you're in a hurry.

Here's one of my fave ways to use the pico: To make a complete meal (low carb, and Optavia recipe friendly!) pair our Tex-Mex Salmon with our easy pico de gallo and a drizzle of lime crema. Serve with your favorite veggie side dish. This pairs well with a simple salad drizzled with Balsamic Mosto Cotto or cauliflower rice. These 3 together make for a lean and green meal you won't soon forget!

If you're on Optavia, Pico de Gallo can be counted in one of two ways. If you are using it as a side dish, 1/2 C will be equivalent to 1 Green serving. If you are using it as a condiment, 1 Tablespoon is equivalent to 1 Condiment.

Fresh Pico de Gallo

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 2+ Serving 


  • 1 C diced tomatoes (fresh or canned and well drained)

  • 1/4 C (4 Tablespoons) fresh onion, finely chopped

  • 1teaspoon Stacey Hawkins Dash of Desperation Seasoning or salt, pepper, garlic and onion to taste

  • 2 T finely chopped cilantro

  • juice of one fresh lime


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss gently to combine.

  2. For best flavor, let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

    May make ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

    Serving Size is either 1/2 C (1 Green Serving) or 1 Tablespoon (1 Condiment Serving) Nutrition information below is for 1/2 C (8 Tablespoons)

Nutrition Facts

Optavia Counts Per Serving

0 -  Lean

0 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

1 - Green

0 - Condiments

0 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

0 Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.