Big Game Salsa With Tequila

Big Game Salsa with Tequila Herradura

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 4 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
93 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 93
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 234mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This salsa recipe from Tequila Herradura is quick and easy and is perfect for Super Bowl parties. It includes just enough tequila for extra flavor, but not too much to where you'll be drunk by the time the bowl's gone. Anyone can make this salsa, even if you have minimal experience in the kitchen; just chop and mix.

We would suggest using blanco tequila, but a reposado adds a rich agave flavor to the mix.

This is a fresh salsa and there is no chance for the alcohol to cook off. It would be wise to make a version without the tequila if there are children or guests who cannot have alcohol at your party. Clearly mark which bowl includes tequila so there is no confusion.


  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 serrano chile peppers, stems and seeds removed, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/3 cup tequila

  • 1/2 cup lime juice

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix tomatoes, onions, chile peppers, garlic, olive oil, and cilantro until all items are coated in the oil.

  3. Mix in tequila, lime juice, and water.

  4. Leave as-is for chunky salsa, or puree in a blender or food processor for a smooth, paste style of salsa. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Serve and enjoy.