If you’re looking for a snack or appetizer that’s filling and tasty, you’ve come to the right place. This simple pico de gallo recipe is quick, easy, and guaranteed to hit the spot when served with corn chips. You can also use it to top burritos, salads, tacos, enchiladas, and more for an extra kick of flavor.
When it comes to health benefits, this simple pico de gallo recipe delivers—largely in thanks to the tomatoes it contains. Tomatoes are rich in fiber, the carotenoid lycopene, and the antioxidant beta carotene. Fiber not only keeps you satisfied, but it also supports digestion and healthy blood sugar levels.
Meanwhile, lycopene has been shown to support cardiovascular health and is especially beneficial in reducing risk of stroke. In fact, in a 2012 study, researchers found that participants who consumed the most lycopene (by way of eating tomatoes) had a 59 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke and a 55 percent lower risk of any stroke compared to those who consumed small amounts of lycopene. 
Other studies have also shown that lycopene contains anti-inflammatory properties that help down-regulate the inflammatory response within your body.  And since inflammation is linked to the development of many of our modern chronic illnesses, researchers feel lycopene warrants further study as a potential therapeutic agent.
So, the next time you’re in the mood for Mexican cuisine or a quick and healthy snack, pull up this Ultimate Simple Pico de Gallo and whip up a batch. Now, let’s check out this recipe!
Time: 10 minutes
3 large tomatoes, finely chopped
½ red or white onion, diced
⅓ cup chopped cilantro
Juice of two limes
1. In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients until combined.
2. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready.