Italian Pico de Gallo Recipe

This is another great recipe from my good friend Tish – she makes this for our work get-togethers and it goes like gang busters.  I like to eat it on chips as just a salsa but it would be good on a piece of fish or chicken as well.

This is a really impressive but very economical dish, as the olives are easily found in your grocery and are not the fancy “olive bar” olives that cost a mint and taste canned.  You could experiment with other olives.  I think a Kalamata would be great in this, but I’d watch your salt if you do substitute, as some artisan olives are much saltier than our “white bread” varieties.

Anywhere you use an olive tapenade, you could use this Italian pico.

Italian Pico de Gallo Recipe

Author Carrie Hill


  • 2 lg Ripe Tomato chopped
  • 1 C green olives chopped
  • 1 C black olives chopped
  • 1 C green chilies chopped
  • 1 sm bunch green onions chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1.5 Tbsp Vegetable Oil


  1. Mix all ingredients well and enjoy with blue corn tortilla chips or crackers.
  2. This is also great a great fresh topping for baked fish or chicken.