Summer Salsa with a Shot


1 clove garlic

2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus additional for seasoning

4 medium ripe tomatoes, cored and diced

1/4 medium red onion, finely diced

1 jalapeno, stemmed and minced (with seeds for more heat)

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 to 2 tablespoons silver tequila (optional)

White corn tortilla chips, for dipping


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

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