Simple Pico de Gallo (Easy Fresh Salsa)

Simple Pico de Gallo (Easy Fresh Salsa) is easy to make and a great addition to any gathering buffet! Mix it with guacamole for an extra special treat.

Simple Pico de Gallo (Easy Fresh Salsa)
Simple Pico de Gallo (Easy Fresh Salsa)

Simple Pico de Gallo (Easy Fresh Salsa)


4 plum tomatoes (1 lb or 3 cups chopped)

½ large onion (1 cup chopped)

1 jalapeno pepper (optional)

1 clove garlic (1 tsp minced)

½ cup fresh cilantro (or 3 tbsp dried)

2 tbsp lime juice

½ tsp salt

⅛ tsp pepper


Chop tomatoes into small dice.  Mince onion, jalapeno, and garlic.  Add all to a mixing bowl.

Stir in cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.

Refrigerate and allow to rest for one hour for flavors to combine.

Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.


6 servings, 25 calories per serving (pico de gallo only)


Hack:  Serve with or mix in Easy Guacamole Dip for a hearty and tasty appetizer or snack!

Serve over tacos, enchiladas or in burritos and quesadillas.  Also, cook with scrambled eggs or rice!

Fast and Easy Salsa Verde Eggs

Salsa verde eggs are a quick and easy meal that’s spicy and satisfying. It’s a healthy, simple and low-calorie treat for any time of day!

Salsa Verde Eggs

Salsa Verde Eggs

Course Breakfast
Servings 1
Calories 173 kcal


  • ¼ cup fresh salsa
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese, shredded


  • Coat small saute pan with cooking spray.
  • Add salsa to pan and over medium heat until simmering. Push salsa to the sides of the pan, making a “well” for the egg.
  • Crack the egg into well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes to the desired doneness. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from heat. Sprinkle with mozzarella and cover until cheese melts. Serve immediately.
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Did you know?  Despite the negative press that eggs have received in the past, they can absolutely be a part of a healthy diet!

Suggestion:  Serve this over a slice of simple white toast!

Fresh Mexican Avocado Salad

This healthy Mexican avocado salad recipe brings together chicken, avocado and Mexican spices for a delicious entree that makes a great lunch or supper!

Mexican Avocado Salad

Mexican Avocado Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3
Calories 487 kcal


Lime Dressing /Marinade:

  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  • 14 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ½ tsp chipotle powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • ¾ cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped


  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 5 cups romaine lettuce, cut into bite-sized pieces


  • Place lime dressing ingredients in a small jar and shake to mix.
  • Put 2 tbsp dressing in a sealable sandwich bag. Add chipotle, oregano and cumin. Shake bag to mix and add chicken. Marinade overnight.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 160͒, about 4 minutes on each side. Let rest for 5 minutes and slice.
  • Add 1 tbsp cilantro to dressing and shake to mix.
  • Place corn, avocado, tomato and onion in a bowl. Add remaining cilantro, half of remaining dressing and toss to coat.
  • Place lettuce in a bowl and toss with remaining dressing. Top with salsa and sliced chicken.
  • Hack: If you plan to eat this over several days, do not assemble salad until ready to eat. Put serving-size portions of salsa in sealable sandwich bags and squeeze out as much air as possible before sealing. Put the bags in a covered container. The absence of air and light will keep the avocado from browning.
  • Hack: To keep lettuce romaine lettuce fresh longer, separate leaves and wash. Dry in a salad spinner or with paper towels. Place lettuce leaves in a sealable plastic bag or container with paper towels between each layer to absorb moisture. Replace paper towels if they become soggy.
  • Hack: Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.
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Ever wonder how to tell if an avocado is ripe?  How long will it be good after you buy it?  Check out these tips to find out!

Suggestion:  Italian herb focaccia bread would pair nicely with this salad!



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