Chile de Arbol Salsa Recipe

Chile de Arbol Salsa
Will Budiaman


  • 2 pounds tomatillos
  • 1 ounce chile de arbol
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Water as needed

This recipe comes to us courtesy of Chef David Suarez, culinary director of the Rosa Mexicano restaurants. This mild yet flavorful salsa is sure to be a hit at your next party. — Will Budiaman

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Peel the tomatillos and wash under warm water.

Roast the tomatillos on a sheet pan in the broiler until they are almost blackened on top, turn and do the same thing on the other side. Set aside to cool.

In a dry frying pan, toast the chiles over low heat until they begin to brown. Set aside.

Add the garlic to the pan and cook until browned and cooked through.

In a blender, combine the tomatillos with the chiles and garlic. Blend until pureed. For a chunkier salsa, blend less.

Add salt to taste and a little water to thin the texture to your desired thickness.


Calories per serving:

26 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 9g 14%
  • Carbs 57g 19%
  • Saturated 1g 6%
  • Fiber 18g 71%
  • Sugars 37g
  • Monounsaturated 1g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 10g 19%
  • Sodium 1,825mg 76%
  • Calcium 79mg 8%
  • Magnesium 190mg 47%
  • Potassium 2,547mg 73%
  • Iron 6mg 34%
  • Zinc 2mg 14%
  • Phosphorus 375mg 54%
  • Vitamin A 68µg 8%
  • Vitamin C 149mg 248%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 29%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 20%
  • Niacin (B3) 17mg 86%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 36%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 70µg 18%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin K 96µg 120%
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