How to cure a Molcajete

Before making your favorite salsa follow these easy tips to cure a new molcajete.



    • 1 Molcajete, new
    • 1 cup Water
    • 1/2 cup Rice
    • 3 Garlic Cloves
    • Coarse Salt
    • Fresh Cilantro Leaves


    1. Take molcajete and brush sides to make sure to get rid of any loose gravel.
    2. Add salt and water, mash into paste. The paste will turn a light grey color.
    3. Rinse off.
    4. Repeat the process until the paste is no longer giving off a grey color.
    5. Dry.
    6. Add garlic and salt, grinding into the molcajete.
    7. Take water or a napkin and clean off.

    Pro Tips

    Let air dry overnight.


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