Instead of buying salsa for your next shindig, I beg you to pull out a knife, a cutting board, and the few basic ingredients needed to make your own fresh, delicious Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo.

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When I think of summertime these are some of the things that comes to mind_

1. Kids running through the yard and throwing themselves on a wet Slip ‘n Slide.
2. Popsicle juice dripping down little fingers gripping a wooden stick.
3. Loose fitting white dresses that keep you cool in the hot sun.
4. Munching on huge wedges of ice cold watermelon while chillin’ by the pool.

But most of all…

5. Watching the tomato vines in our garden finally blossom and be overrun with juicy heirlooms in a variety of colors and sizes. Rarely are they perfect in shape, but their flavor? Indescribably delicious.

Sure you can buy a plastic tub or jar of pico de gallo at the grocery, but there’s nothing like making it fresh. Big chunks of ripe tomatoes, bite size pieces of red onion, handfuls of chopped cilantro, and zesty lime juice all blended to create a signature flavor. You can follow “my” pico recipe below, but I highly recommend you just take the idea and make it to your taste. Spoon it over grilled chicken or fish or just go classic and scoop it up with crunchy tortilla chips.

What tastes more like summer than that?

Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo from WeeliciousPin

Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo

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Servings: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups heirloom tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 4 medium tomatoes)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 chili pepper seeds removed and minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Allow to sit for 30 minutes so flavors combine and serve as a dip with tortilla chips or on top of grilled chicken or fish.



Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1210mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 19g
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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