Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Summer Salsa with a Shot
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Yield:
4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

Directions

Smash the garlic clove, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the salt, and, with the flat side of a large knife, mash and smear the mixture to a coarse paste. Mix the garlic, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro in a serving bowl. Add the tequila, if desired, and season with the remaining salt, adding more to taste if necessary. 

Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour at room temperature. Serve with the tortilla chips.

Cook's Note

The best tomatoes--juicy with a bright, summer-sweet taste--are vine-ripened. A cue for great taste is a deep, rich color all the way up to the stem, but a full tomato aroma counts too. Don't be shy: It's OK to sniff a tomato. Store your tomatoes at room temperature, not in the refrigerator; chilling deadens their taste and mars their texture. Why mash instead of mince garlic? For raw dips and sauces, when the garlic is reduced to a smooth paste, it flavors a dish more evenly and less harshly than if added in pieces. Another reason to love this "smushing": It's quicker than mincing.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
More from:

Summer Parties

Get the Recipe

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Salsa

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Watermelon Salsa

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Summer Chicken Salad

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Blackberry Summer Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Grilled Corn Salsa

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories