Molcajete Roasted Salsa

Molcajete Roasted Salsa

Molcajete Roasted Salsa
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.

Makes1 Serving

Preparation Time10 min

Chilling Time5 min

Cooking Time20 min


  • 5 Roma tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic


  1. 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.

  2. Remove from grill and allow to cool.

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