Rustic Molcajete Salsa

Fresh salsas are a staple of any Mexican menu. Use a volcanic rock molcajete or a mortar and pestle to grind the ingredients and fully combine the flavors.

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 pinch of cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch of black pepper corns
  • 1 - 4 serrano or jalapeño chiles to taste
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Roma or Saladette tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of Mexican beer
  • 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar
  1. Roast the chiles, onion, garlic and tomatoes on a hot comal or griddle.
  2. Peel the chiles and the tomatoes.
  3. After roasting the garlic, chiles, onions and tomatoes, crush all of ingredients one by one in a molcajete or lava rock mortar and pestle, starting with the spices and the garlic until all of the solid ingredients are in the molcajete.
  4. Mix in the beer and cider. Serve with chips or use as a topping.

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