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Cooking with Chef Lucy – Authentic Salsa

How to make traditional salsa using a molcajete

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) -  Chef Lucy with Top Mealz presents how to make authentic salsa with no blender and is simple to make in less than five minutes.


  • 3 roma tomatoes​
  • 3 tomatillos remove outer skin​
  • 6 habanero peppers jalapeno or serrano work also​
  • 1 clove of garlic​
  • 1 large onion 1/2 of onion should be diced​
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro chopped​
  • 1/2 lime just the juice​
  • salt to taste​
  • 1/4 cup of water


  • Using a comal, add the tomatoes, tomatillos, habaneros, garlic, and half of the onion cut into four pieces, and heat over medium-high heat. Turn the ingredients every two minutes and roast until the tomatoes and tomatillos start to have dark spots and the skin starts to peel.​
  • Remove the comal, setting aside and allowing to cool for a few minutes.​
  • Add the onion, garlic and a pinch of salt to the molcajete, blend briefly before adding the habaneros or other peppers a little bit at a time.​
  • Next add the tomatoes and tomatillos until a smooth paste is formed.​
  • Add the water and lemon juice and additional salt to taste.​
  • Serve directly in the molcajete or in another bowl, adding the rest of the diced onion and cilantro and stirring to combine.​

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