I had a lot of cherry tomatoes that needed to be used before they went south so I decided to make a pico de gallo recipe that the kids would eat too. I hadn’t realized it would go over so well with my youngest. Traditionally, pico de gallo contains a spicy pepper, such as jalapeno, which doesn’t go over well with my younger crowd. To make this a quick and easy snack, I used pre-minced garlic in a jar and left-over onion I had chopped the other day.

Happy Baby Pico De Gallo | Twisted Tastes

Recipe Highlights

This recipe is very quick and easy, and appealed a great deal to my 13 month old. In fact, as I was staging the food for taking the picture, I turned around to grab a piece of camera equipment and turned back around to find Mandolin (my 13 month old) fist-deep in pico-de-gallo (above). She wouldn’t relent so the first shot I took had to suffice. To supplement, I took a couple quick snaps of Mandolin in mid-action.

You can see here the ghost of her hand in action. I imagine if she could talk it would have been, “gimme, gimme.”

Happy Baby Pico De Gallo | Twisted Tastes
Happy Baby Pico De Gallo | Twisted Tastes

p.s. Despite how awesome I might appear online, mistakes happen. If you happen to spot one on this recipe, save your fellow cooks a disaster and let me know by using the contact form.

Happy Baby Pico de Gallo

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


1 tablespoon red onion (diced)
1 tsp salt
1.5 tablespoon fresh cilantro (chopped)
2 cups of fresh tomatoes (diced)
2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp garlic (minced)


  1. Using a sharp knife, dice the tomatoes, onion, and garlic (hint- I use so much garlic in my cooking that I buy garlic pre-minced in large jars and get great results). Take care to get rid of as much of the tomatoes’ juice and seeds as possible.
  2. Roughly chop your cilantro. It has a strong flavor so add this to suit your taste.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, cilantro. Add in the garlic, salt, and lime juice (to taste) and toss.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips or use in another recipe.
Yields: 3 servings.

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