Secret Ingredient Pico de Gallo

Secret Ingredient Pico de Gallo

14 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
Recipe by  Jenny

“This is a pico de gallo recipe that will have everyone asking 'how did you make this?' They will be surprised when you tell them the ingredients include a pickle!”

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Original recipe yields 2 cups


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the onion, jalapeno pepper, bell pepper, dill pickle, and diced tomatoes. Stir in lime juice and cilantro; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving, preferably overnight.

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I basicly made this the same way, but instead of pickle I used a chopped seeded cucumber, and no red pepper. We had it that way in a Mexican Resteraunt[sp?], My husband and I loved it.



pretty good. we love pico de gallo and make it often. we love the "secret ingredient", it adds just the right amount of crispy, saltiness. we use red onion, Roma tomatoes, and add a tablespoon of minced garlic.



As far as improving on a such a simple dish, the pickle goes a long way. Lime juice a must and we added garlic. Very enjoyable.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 49 cal
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 10.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 223 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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