Recipe courtesy of Johnny Hernandez

Chile de Arbol Salsa

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Active: 50 min
  • Yield: about 10 cups
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5 pounds tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed in hot water

1 pound yellow onions, peeled 

10 ounces garlic cloves 

50 dried chiles de arbol

Juice of 1 lime 

2 tablespoons salt 


  1. Pan-roast the tomatillos, onions and garlic until browned, blistered and soft. Combine the tomatillos, onions, garlic, chiles, lime juice and salt in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. (Do not over-blend; tomatillo seeds should remain visible.) Let cool to room temperature before serving.