Sarah Remmer: The Non-Diet Dietitian


'Just Like Mexico' Fresh Salsa Recipe

Easy to make, nutritious, and incredibly addictive!

Fresh Pico de Gallo recipe |

My husband came home from work about a month ago declaring he needed a vacation. I agreed that I could use a get-away and we quickly started scouring the internet for last-minute vacation deals to a hot and tropical destination. With the Canadian/American exchange rate not being in our favour, we opted to go to Mexico!

We have three kids under six (one being a baby), so we knew that we were being brave by travelling to an all-inclusive Mexican resort (and potentially out of our minds), but we crossed our fingers and hoped for the best. Luckily, the hotel rooms were big enough that we felt comfortable and we were really close to the family pool, which made things a lot easier! It was a fun — albeit NOT relaxing — family get-away. 

One of the most appealing parts, for me, about going to an all-inclusive resort was the fact that I could take a break for cooking and cleaning up after meals. It was REALLY nice. Although, I have to admit, I was very happy to return to my own kitchen and make home-cooked meals when we returned. One of the first things that I made though was fresh salsa. I was on a mission to re-create the amazingly delicious salsa that I ate by the boat-load everyday on our vacation. It was fresh, citrusy, garlicky and had just enough kick to it. After a couple of attempts, I think I've nailed it. And because of how easy it was to make, I honestly don't think I'll buy store-bought salsa again (very often anyway). 

Pico de Gallo 


5-7 tomatoes, ripe but firm, diced 
1/2 white onion, chopped finely
1/2-3/4 cup cilantro, chopped finely 
1 hot pepper, finely minced
1 lime, juice of (more if you'd like)
1-2 garlic cloves, minced 
1-2 teaspoons kosher salt (to taste)
 Add all ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and mix to combine! 
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