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Guacamole Molcajete and Tortilla Basket

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  • Vegan
  • Safe & Fair Labor
  • Handmade
  • BPA Free
  • Low Impact Dyes

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Make guacamole, queso, mole, and other appetizers fun with the Guacamole Molcajete and Tortilla Basket from Verve Culture! Made from volcanic stone, this mortar and pestle style molcajete is ideal for grinding and releasing oils and flavors from vegetables and spices, picking up flavors over time (like cast iron!) and enhancing any food you're working with. It's durable for decades of use, great as a gift, and comes with a tortilla basket made from palm leaves for corn chips or tortillas. Don't Read Moreforget – this molcajete needs to be cured or broken in before the first use. Read the "product care" instructions below!

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Sustainability Features


  • Made in Mexico


  • Molcajete: 100% volcanic stone
  • Tortilla basket: handwoven palm leaves

End of Life

  • Donate if usable – biodegradable

Earth Friendly Features

  • Verve Culture is a family business owned and run by a mother-daughter team, and works with small-scale artisans across North America to create their unique, and oftentimes handmade, products!
  • This product is made from biodegradable and natural materials of volcanic stone and palm leaves, reducing reliance on synthetic materials like plastic!

Made Without

  • Plastic free
  • Tortilla basket is dyed with non-toxic ink

Product Specifications

Product Care

  • Handwash
  • Oven safe
  • Molcajetes need to be cured, or “broken in”. Small grains of the rock can loosen from the surface when it’s first used, giving your food a gritty texture. Curing helps smooth the surface. To cure before first use: Rinse the molcajete with water (or let soak in water overnight), then clean with a wire brush, or toothbrush, to get rid of surface debris and dust. Place enough rice to make an even layer across the bottom of the molcajete. Pour in about a tablespoon of water, then use the pestle to work the rice up and around the entire inner surface of the molcajete until the rice has formed a grey paste. Rinse out the paste, and repeat the rice grinding until the resulting paste is no longer grey. You can then repeat with garlic, onion, cumin seeds, rock salt, or cilantro to add a seasoned flavor before your first use.

Additional Features

  • Mortar and pestle guacamole molcajete for grinding and serving dips and other appetizers
  • Rough surface made from volcanic stone grinds and releases oils and flavors from vegetables and spices
  • Oven safe and retains heat to keep food warm, includes tortilla basket as well

Product Dimensions

  • Weight: 6 pounds
  • Size: 7 x 7 x 4 inches


  • Unused, undamaged products in their original product packaging can be returned within 30 days


  • Unused, undamaged products in their original product packaging can be returned within 30 days


  • 1 molcajete and 1 tortilla basket

Shipping Info

  • Ships within 1 business day

About the Company

Verve Culture

Verve Culture is a company built on tradition. This three-generation, women-owned team consists of Jacquie Lewis, Jules Vertrees, and Sarah Laping. After years in the gift industry, their love of travel inspired them to bring travel mementos and culturally significant items to consumers.

Verve utilizes recycled and renewable materials to create interesting products: from mexican citrus juicers, to hammocks, to mezcal infusion sets. Each item is handcrafted by artisans, supporting real families and traditional production process.

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  1. Question


    I’m in need of a tortillera (tortilla basket) asap. I was wondering if the basket is ever sold on its own. Thank you.

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      Hi there! These items are only sold as a set. The basket and Molcajete are a great pair for all of your cooking and kitchen needs!

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  2. curby412

    The old ways are the best ways

    curby412 (verified owner)

    I love how hefty this is and that it was made by traditional artisans. This lives on our countertop and honestly, we use it most often for mashing up a little bit of food for the baby at every meal!

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    juliarlr (verified owner)

    Very nice product. I got this as a Christmas present for my husband and love how the molcajete fits inside the basket!

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