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Chile de Arbol Salsa

This Chile de Arbol Salsa is very spicy, as the arbol chile pepper brings a lot of heat with it. The mixture of tomatillos and tomatoes creates a bright salsa with a slightly tangy taste, and the addition of cilantro gives it a fresh flavor.
Course Salsas
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 tablespoon (1-½cup)
Calories 4kcal


  • 10 árbol chili peppers stem removed
  • 8.5 oz plum tomatoes ( 2) 8.5 oz
  • 4 oz tomatillos ( 2 small) small ( 4oz)
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • ¼ cup white onion diced
  • cup cilantro
  • salt to taste


  • Place 4 cups of water in a medium saucepan, add the arbol peppers and cook at medium heat. Once the water starts to boil, add the tomatoes, tomatillos, and garlic clove.
  • Cook the tomatoes, tomatillos, arbol peppers and garlic for 10 minutes, until they are well cooked, then set the saucepan aside. Allow the ingredients to cool at least 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the ingredients have cooled, drain them and place in your blender along with the cilantro. Process this until you have a sauce with some texture. Pour it into a bowl and season with salt. Top with the diced white onion.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Potassium: 42mg | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg