Recipe courtesy of Neftali Duran

Salsa de Chile de Arbol

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: About 5 cups
  • Nutrition Info
Share This Recipe


2 cups dried chile de arbol peppers, stems removed

8 cloves roasted garlic 

Splash fresh lime juice 

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Dry toast the chiles on a comal or in a cast-iron pan over medium heat, moving frequently so as not to burn, until slightly brown. Transfer to a blender with the roasted garlic, lime juice and some salt and black pepper. Blend, adding water as needed to thin; you want just enough to combine and not more. The salsa will be a burnt reddish color and very thick and seedy.