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salsa de chile de árbol
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Receta Auténtica Salsa De Chile De Árbol

This Chile de Arbol Salsa is a flavorful and easy-to-make condiment that is perfect for any occasion!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Course: Peppers, Sauces
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 Jar
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Elle John


  • 20 dried chile de árbol deseeded
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper powder


  • Step 1: Start by washing your fresh tomatoes and onions. Peel the onions and chop them into small chunks. Mince the garlic cloves, and deseed the dried chile de árbol. Cut each of these ingredients into smaller, more manageable pieces that will be easier to blend.
  • Step 2: In a large saucepan, heat a generous amount of vegetable oil over medium heat, adding the diced onion and minced garlic once the oil is warm. Sauté these ingredients for about 5 minutes, until they are fragrant and lightly browned, then add the chopped tomatoes and stir everything together.
  • Step 3: Reduce the heat slightly and allow these ingredients to cook for another 5 minutes until they have softened.
  • Step 4: Once the mix has reached your desired consistency, stir in your deseeded chile de árbol pieces along with salt, vinegar, and white pepper powder to balance out the flavor. Cook the mixture for 3 more minutes and then remove it from the heat, and allow it to cool down.
  • Step 5: Once the mixture is cooled, add it to a blender and blend it until you get a fine smooth paste. Taste the sauce and adjust for seasoning.


  • You can adjust the amount of spices in this salsa depending on your personal tastes;
  • For a milder salsa color or onion flavor, you can use white or yellow onions instead of red ones;
  • Instead of using fresh tomato, you can substitute ½ cup of tomato sauce for one tomato if that is your preference.
  • If your chile de arbol pieces appear too dry or crispy after stirring them into the finished salsa, try warming them up with a splash of hot water before serving;
  • Be sure not to overcook your salsa as it will only thicken as it cools;
    Experiment with different kinds of vinegar like balsamic or apple cider vinegar to add even more flavor complexity to this dish!


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1180mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1601IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg