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Chips and Salsa are a staple just about anywhere. My husband likes to have chips and salsa several times a week. This salsa (Salsa de Molcajete) is packed full of flavor. Roasting the tomatoes, garlic and peppers bring out so much more flavor. It’s easy to make and cheaper than any store bought salsa you can buy.

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 16 Minutes
Total Time: 26 Minutes
Servings: about 1 1/2 cups


  • 6 plum tomatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 3 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat broiler. Place the tomatoes, garlic, and jalapenos on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil for 16 minutes, turning after 8 minutes. Cool and peel tomatoes and garlic.

  2. Combine the garlic and peppers in a molcajete (mortar) or bowl; pound with a pestle, or the back of a spoon, to form a paste. Add tomatoes, and coarsely crush using the pstle or spoon. Combine the tomato mixture, cilantro, and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with tortilla chips.

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