Salsa De Molcajete Picosa

How to make Salsa De Molcajete Picosa


4 tomatoes

7 serranos

1 chile manzano

3 jalapeños

3 garlic cloves

1/8 piece of yellow onion

Kosher salt to taste


Roast\Char everything making sure not to burn the garlic or it will be bitter.

Once everything is soft add garlic and onion to the molcajete and grind well.

Add chiles and repeat finally add tomatoes mash up everything well add salt and done.

If it’s to thick for your liking add a couple tbsps of water.

*** If you do not have a molcajete use a blender***

Enjoy !!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I adjust the spiciness level of the salsa?

Yes, you can adjust the spiciness level according to your preference.

If you prefer a milder salsa, you can reduce the number of serranos, chile manzano, and jalapeños or you can remove the seeds and membranes from the peppers before adding them.

Conversely, if you want it spicier, leave the seeds and membranes intact or even add extra hot peppers.

Can I use a blender or food processor instead of a molcajete?

Yes, if you don’t have a molcajete, you can use a blender or food processor to make the salsa.

Simply blend all the ingredients until you achieve your desired consistency.

Is it necessary to use a molcajete, or can I use a different tool?

While using a molcajete adds a traditional touch to the preparation, you can still make the salsa using alternative tools.

A mortar and pestle or even a food processor can be used to grind and blend the ingredients to achieve a similar texture.

Can I use a different type of onion instead of yellow onion?

Yes, you can use other types of onions if you prefer.

White onion or red onion can be good alternatives to yellow onion.

Feel free to experiment with different varieties to suit your taste preferences.

Can I roast the ingredients in the oven instead of charring them?

Absolutely! If you don’t have access to an open flame or prefer an oven-roasting method, you can place the tomatoes, chiles, garlic, and onion on a baking sheet and roast them in the oven at a high temperature until they soften and develop a charred appearance.

How long will this salsa stay fresh?

Homemade salsa can typically stay fresh for 3-5 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

However, it’s always best to use your judgment and check for any signs of spoilage before consuming.

Can I add other ingredients to customize the salsa?

Absolutely! Salsa recipes can be quite versatile.

You can experiment with additional ingredients like cilantro, lime juice, or even fruits like mango or pineapple to add unique flavors and textures to the salsa.

How long does the salsa stay fresh, and how should I store it?

The salsa can typically stay fresh for 3-5 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Make sure to cool it down before storing.

If you notice any signs of spoilage, such as an off smell or mold, discard it.

What are some serving suggestions for Salsa De Molcajete Picosa?

This spicy salsa can be enjoyed in various ways.

It works well as a dip for tortilla chips, a topping for tacos, quesadillas, or grilled meats, or even as a flavorful condiment for sandwiches and burgers.

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