Pico de Gallo Fruit salad

Pico de Gallo Fruit salad | ChopChop


This is a classic Mexican dish that might sound strange: fresh fruit with chili powder and salt? All we can say, as we’ve said so many times before, is try it and see! Pico de gallo (pronounced PEE-ko day GUY-o) can refer to various Mexican salads, but it can also refer to a particular salsa made from chopped tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Obviously, this isn’t that! 

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Cutting board
Sharp knife
(adult needed)
Peeler, if you like


4 cups
watermelon, mango, cucumber, jicama, papaya, and pineapple spears (A spear is a long, narrow piece. You will likely need an adult to help you peel and cut the fruits and vegetables.)
lime, quartered
1 teaspoon
chile powder or 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne
1⁄4 teaspoon


1. Arrange the fruit and jicama on the platter and sprinkle with lime juice, then the chile powder and salt. Serve right away.