Molcajete Roasted Salsa
"This spicy and complex salsa combines blackened, roasted tomatoes and vegetables in a Mexican "molcajete" - a traditional mortar and pestle. Our roasted salsa made in a Mexican lava rock molcajete is a huge favorite in our home. It’s super simple to make, and serving the salsa in the molcajete bowl makes for an impressive presentation. The roasting process adds a great depth of flavor and mild smokiness to the salsa as well. Don’t worry if you don’t have a mojcajete. This salsa can also be made using a blender or food processor. The flavor won’t be exactly the same, but delicious none the less."
Notes*Jalapeños can vary significantly in their level of heat. We recommend adding just a portion of the jalapeño at a time to get the desired spiciness. If you don't like the heat, also remove the seeds where the spiciness is concentrated.
Preparation Time10 min
Chilling Time5 min
Cooking Time20 min
- 5 Roma tomatoes
- 3 cloves garlic
On a barbecue grill or unoiled pan on the stovetop, grill the tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño, and onion, until the skin of all the vegetables is at least 2/3 blackened.
Remove from grill and allow to cool.
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