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Tequila Spiked Salsa

Tequila Spiked Salsa

As the warmer months beckon, there emerges a desire for easy recipes that encapsulate the spirit of summer. This Tequila Spiked Salsa is truly a harmonious blend of fresh, vibrant ingredients that come together to create a melange of flavors.

We love this salsa as a non-obvious Cinco de Mayo garden party appetizer. This salsa stands as the perfect accompaniment, bringing a burst of color and freshness to the table.

But the charm of this salsa extends beyond Cinco de Mayo; it serves as the go-to recipe for a girls’ night in, adding a splash of summer’s vibrant hues to the evening.

This salsa deserves to be surrounded by close friends, sharing stories and laughter, adding a burst of flavor and joy to the gathering.

We highly recommend repurposing some of the ingredients into a classic guacamole. The creamy texture of the avocado in the guacamole beautifully complements the vibrant and fresh notes of the tomatillo and mango salsa, creating a symphony of flavors that dance harmoniously on the palate, a true celebration of summer in every bite.

Tequila Spiked Salsa

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 cups chopped and seeded Roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped tomatillos
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 whole avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons tequila
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped Roma tomatoes, tomatillos, and onion.
  2. Add the freshly chopped cilantro to the mixture, lending a vibrant hue and a burst of flavor.
  3. Incorporate the chopped avocado and mango pieces, adding a creamy texture and a sweet note to the salsa.
  4. Pour in the fresh squeezed lime juice and tequila, mixing well to combine the flavors harmoniously.
  5. Season the salsa with kosher salt to enhance the natural flavors of the ingredients.
  6. Add the minced garlic cloves for a hint of pungency that balances the sweetness of the mango.
  7. Toss the ingredients gently to combine, ensuring a beautiful medley of colors and flavors in every bite.
  8. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate to allow the flavors to meld, enhancing the salsa’s taste over time.