Bowl of Salsa Taquera (Salsa de Chile de Arbol)
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Salsa Taquera

Salsa Taquera also known as Salsa de Chile de Árbol, a fiery salsa prepared with tomatoes, garlic, and dried árbol chiles, which is served at taco stands throughout Mexico.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy salsa recipe, salsa de chile de árbol recipe, salsa recipe, salsa taquera recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Douglas Cullen



  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 6 dried árbol chiles (pepper)
  • 6 tbsp cooking oil
  • .5 tsp salt + salt to taste as needed


  • Roughly chop the tomatoes and onion. Peel the garlic cloves. Remove the stems from the árbol peppers.
  • Preheat a pan with 2 tablespoons cooking oil to medium hot. Add the chopped tomatoes and onions and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add the árbol peppers on cook for 1 minute more.
  • Blend all of the salsa ingredients for 30 seconds. While the salsa is still blending add 4 tablespoons of cooking oil and blend for 1 more minute until the salsa is smooth, shiny, and thick.
  • Taste and add salt if needed.


You can find the peppers at any supermarket that carries dried chiles.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg