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Molcajete - Mexican pestle and mortar
Molcajete - Mexican pestle and mortar
Molcajete - Mexican pestle and mortar
Molcajete - Mexican pestle and mortar

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Molcajete - Mexican pestle and mortar

Made of basalt stone, this Mexican version of a pestle and mortar has a rough surface ideal for grinding up chillies. The grinding of a molcajete is preferable to the cutting action of a blender as it releases all the essential oils. A must-have for making the best salsa – and it doubles as a serving dish, too.

(Size: diameter approximately 17-18cm.)


  • Preparation

    Season your molcajete by grinding uncooked rice a little at a time until there are no more visible particles of the basalt left in the rice powder. Wash with hot water and soap. 

    • Grind up chillies for adding to moles and salsas.
    • Smash avocados to make luxurious guacamoles.

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