Salsa de Molcajete

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 1.5 cups


  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 2 serrano peppers 
  • 2 anaheim peppers
  • 1 fresno pepper
  • 3 to 4 habanero peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt (plus more as needed)


  • Heat a griddle or cast iron pan to high heat.

  • Place all the ingredients and roast until they become soft and slightly blackened (about 10 minutes).

  • Flip tomatoes, peppers and garlic and continue to char for another 10 minutes or so. (The garlic will be done before the rest of the ingredients, simply remove and set aside).

  • To start grinding ingredients in molcajete, place the 1 teaspoon of salt & garlic and grind down until you make a paste.

  • Add the peppers one by one until you have the desired consistency.

  • Add the tomatoes one by one and keep grinding.

  • Season to taste and serve.

About the Author

Rosy Gonzales

Daughter, sister, girlfriend & cooking enthusiast practicing my mom and sisters authentic recipes from Chavinda, Michoacán. I am a foodie who loves to eat everything, but I have a special love for Mexican food, especially all the delicious recipes that have been in my family for generations. Food has always played a huge role in our family, it is one of the many ways we express love to each other and also serves as a friendly competition between us.

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