Salsa De Arbol

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
2 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 dried arbol chiles, stemmed
  • 1 pound plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
Directions

Toast the chiles in a dry skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat, shaking the pan, about 2 minutes. Pour 1/2 cup boiling water on top, cover and let soak 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat a grill or grill pan to high. Grill the tomatoes, turning, until charred. Transfer to a food processor. Add the chiles and their soaking water, onion, garlic, oregano, lime juice, sugar and 1 1/4 teaspoons salt; pulse until chunky. Set aside, about 1 hour. Garnish with cilantro.

Photograph by Tina Rupp


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