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Salsa Roja De Molcajete

Salsa Roja De Molcajete

This authentic molcajete salsa is quite simple and easily ground by hand right in an authentic molcajete (mortar & pestle).
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salsa Roja De Molcajete
Servings 6


  • 8 Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 4 serrano chiles
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 T. cilantro chopped
  • Sea salt to taste


  • Roast and blacken Roma tomatoes, onion, and serrano chiles.
  • Then add garlic cloves at the end as you don't want them to blacken.
  • Then take one tomato and a chile and begin to crush them inside your molcajete with the tejolete. Do this in batches until all of the veggies have been grinded to the texture of your choice.
  • Add sea salt to taste and cilantro.
  • Serve immediately with a dipper of your choice. Say Grace and enjoy!
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