Pico De Gallo Powder

Pico de gallo powder is a quick way to add a salty fire to your favorite salsa, whether a tomato-based pico de gallo or your favorite tropical fruit salsa. The heat comes in many forms, from a little simmer of sweet paprika to a more certain cayenne pepper oomph. You control the overall heat, too, by deciding on a ground red chili pepper that you prefer. It can be milder, like ground ancho, or something bolder, like ground red jalapeño.

Pico De Gallo Powder

Though, you don’t need to get that fancy to enjoy this seasoning blend. Simply pick up some fruit and sprinkle this homemade pico de gallo powder right on top. Any tropical fruit works well, but it’s delicious, too, on apples. It’s salty, fiery, tangy, and sweet all in one.

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Pico De Gallo Powder

Pico De Gallo Powder

Delicious in salsa or simply sprinkle on fruit
4.69 from 16 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Seasoning
Servings 50 servings
Calories 2 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ground red chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  • In a mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients and stir until evenly combined. Use immediately or place it in an airtight jar for future use. 


The ground red chili pepper can be mild (like ancho or New Mexican chili powder) or something hotter like red jalapeño powder. Consider how spicy you like your salsa and act accordingly.


Calories: 2kcalCarbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 140mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 332IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Cayenne Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper, Paprika
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on February 3, 2023 to include new content.
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