Since salsa and pico de gallo only contain fresh vegetables and lime juice, it's a healthy sauce or dip. Ingredients 1 medium tomato, diced 1 onion, finely chopped ½ fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 2 sprigs fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 green onion, finely chopped ½ teaspoon garlic powder ⅛ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon pepper According to Rick Bayless (an American chef that’s devoted his career to Mexican cuisine), this kind of fresh tomato salsa is a condiment popular in every region of Mexico. This can be made ahead up to 1 day. Put the chopped tomato, onion, serrano pepper in a bowl. It's a tasty way to eat a serving of vegetables, and it's low in calories. Add the cilantro, the lime … Pico de Gallo is a chopped relish-like salsa or sauce from Mexico that, in it’s most basic form combines ripe tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, and lime. Serve with healthy dishes like grilled fish or chicken breast or vegetarian tacos for a nutritious meal. Leave out the lime juice and salt (otherwise …