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Chile de Árbol Sauce

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

2
fresh red tomatoes (preferably globe variety)
3
garlic cloves, grilled
3
chile de árbol peppers
1
bunch fresh cilantro
1/2
cup luke-warm water
Salt to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can use a mortar and pestle instead of a food processor to blend the ingredients.

Chile de Árbol sauce or salsa taquera is a delicious dressing; just one little spoonful makes a meal much more flavorful. These chili peppers are green first and turn red as they ripen. You can eat them green and freshly cut, but it’s more common to see dehydrated peppers in stores. This variety can be compared with cayenne pepper; it’s very spicy but also very tasty. In the taco stands and restaurants in Mexico, this sauce is very popular and goes well with tacos al pastor and carnes asadas. Here is my recipe inspired by this famous Mexican sauce. Let’s get cooking!

This sauce is also great for seasoning grilled meats, and other Mexican antojitos or appetizers, such as flautas, sopes, and tostadas.

Directions

  • 1 Over a griddle or stove-top grill, roast the tomatoes, garlic, and chili peppers. After the tomatoes have been grilled, remove the skin.
  • 2 In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients and process until mixture resembles a thick sauce. Add the water little by little, to prevent the sauce from over-thinning.
  • 3 Place in a serving dish and set in the middle of your table for your family and friends to enjoy!

Chile de Árbol sauce or salsa taquera is a delicious dressing; just one little spoonful makes a meal much more flavorful. These chili peppers are green first and turn red as they ripen. You can eat them green and freshly cut, but it’s more common to see dehydrated peppers in stores. This variety can be compared with cayenne pepper; it’s very spicy but also very tasty. In the taco stands and restaurants in Mexico, this sauce is very popular and goes well with tacos al pastor and carnes asadas. Here is my recipe inspired by this famous Mexican sauce. Let’s get cooking!

Rate and Comment

Adriana Martin Adriana Martin
September 16, 2015

Chile de Árbol sauce or salsa taquera is a delicious dressing; just one little spoonful makes a meal much more flavorful. These chili peppers are green first and turn red as they ripen. You can eat them green and freshly cut, but it’s more common to see dehydrated peppers in stores. This variety can be compared with cayenne pepper; it’s very spicy but also very tasty. In the taco stands and restaurants in Mexico, this sauce is very popular and goes well with tacos al pastor and carnes asadas. Here is my recipe inspired by this famous Mexican sauce. Let’s get cooking!