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Molcajete Salsa Verde Recipe

This Molcajete Salsa Verde recipe is a tasty and fabulous treat. This is as authentic Mexican food gets and goes great with just about everything!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 56kcal


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 6 tomatillos
  • ¼ onion diced
  • 2 jalapeños - halved seeded, and deveined
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Handful of cilantro chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • On a sheet pan, add the tomatillos, onions, jalapeños, and garlic.
  • Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Mix to coat well.
  • Sprinkle with salt.
  • Place under a broiler on HIGH for 8 minutes.
  • Remove the onion and garlic.
  • Check the tomatillos.
  • If they are not fully charred, place them back under the broiler for 2 more minutes.
  • If they need are done, continue with the recipe.
  • To a molcajete, add a teaspoon of salt and the garlic.
  • Grind up the garlic with the salt.
  • Add the jalapeños.
  • Grind up the jalapeños as best as you can.
  • Add tomatillos one at a time.
  • Gently press down at first, or the tomatillo will squirt out all its juices.
  • Then continue mashing.
  • Do this for all the tomatillos until there are none left.
  • Add the diced onions and chopped cilantro.
  • With the pestle, mix to combine.
  • Taste for salt.
  • Serve with chips or as a topping for your Mexican favorite dishes.



Instead of a jalapenos, you can also use serrano peppers. 
You can also boil the ingredients, but you will lose the roasted flavor in the salsa. 


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg