5 Minute Pico de Gallo – Essential Oil-Free Vegan Recipe

Pico de Gallo – Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Easy, Spicy, Vegan, Plant-Based Mexican Salsa Sauce Condiment Recipe

Easy  |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 5 minutes |  Yield: about 3 cups

Nothing says fiesta quite like simple Pico de Gallo, an essential Mexican recipe.  This healthy 5-ingredient recipe comes together in just 5 minutes for fresh authentic flavor.  Use the freshest tomatoes for natural delicious flavor.  Enjoy it over Mushroom Poblano Tacos, Easy Vegan Lentil Tacos, or a big bowl of White Poblano Chili.


  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 Vine-Ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

How it’s Done

To Make the 5 Minute Oil-Free Pico de Gallo: In a small bowl, combine the red onion, jalapeno, cumin, lime zest and juice, and salt.  Let sit while you prepare the other ingredients, just for a 1 minute or 2.

For the tomatoes, use a paring knife to hull out the spot where the stem attaches.  Dice the tomatoes.  Add the tomato and cilantro to the bowl with the red onion mixture.  Stir to combine.  Taste to adjust seasoning

Serve chilled or at room temp.

Yield: about 3 cups

Pico de Gallo Ingredients – Healthy Tomato, Red Onion, Jalapeno, Lime, and Cilantro. The colors of the Mexican flag.

Chef Katie’s Tips:

Spice Level: If you prefer more spice, keep the seeds in the jalapeno.  For less spice, omit the jalapeno

Tomato Variety: Use a colorful mix of tomatoes (yellow, purple, and green) for an elegant presentation.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g 1 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 110 mg 5 %
Potassium 353 mg 10 %
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 10 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 0 g 1 %
Vitamin A 22 %
Vitamin C 48 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 3 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Shopping and Gear List

    • Simply Organic, Cumin, 2.31 oz
    • Simply Organic – Coriander – 2.29 oz.


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