chile de arbol salsa verde

salsatomatillochile de arbol

Chile de Árbol Salsa Verde

Chile de Árbol Salsa Verde

Recipe Yield

2 cups

Cooking time

10 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.78 from 9 votes


  • 2 pounds tomatillos husked and rinsed
  • 4 chiles de árbol stemmed
  • 1 thin slice of white onion
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

To Prepare

  • Place the tomatillos on a baking sheet and place under the broiler. Roast and char for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping in between, until completely charred, juicy and softened. Alternatively, char them on a grill or a hot comal.
  • Transfer to a blender along with chiles de árbol, a thin slice of white onion and salt. Puree until smooth.


23comments inChile de Árbol Salsa Verde

  1. Del Salyer

    Oct 19

    I’ve always enjoyed the taste of salsa verde but never realized how easy it is to make. I roasted the tomatillos for 20 minutes at 400F in the air fryer. I made a batch for a company lunch today and it got compliments. Thank you Patti!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 03

      Oh, so happy to hear, thanks for sharing Del!

  2. Mugifer

    Jul 25

    Fabulous, and so very easy. Why buy salsa when you can make this so quickly. Thanks.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 04

      Thanks to you, so glad you liked it!

  3. Shari

    Sep 18

    Omg this is amazing
    I love your show.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 26

      Thanks so much Shari, un abrazo!

  4. Marian

    Sep 07

    Hi Pati! When using the dried chiles de arbol, do you leave the skins on?
    I love your show. You make cooking fun.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 11

      Yes Marian, use the dried chile de arbol as is. So glad you have been tuning and having fun, un abrazo!

  5. Marlène from Australia

    Jul 13

    We do not have access to some of your interesting ingredients
    Are U able to translate some ingredients such as tomalios
    so I can find the alternative and make this beautiful recipe

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 28

      Hi Marlene! Actually tomatillo is the name in english 🙂 You can read more about them here, in case it might help you find them in Australia.

    2. Michael Hogan

      Aug 12

      I’m in Sydney and I can find dried chiles de arbol and tinned tomatillos from grocery stores like Harris Farm as well as stores that stock Mexican supplies. They’re also available online. Tomatillos are sometimes available fresh too.

  6. Sharonsigrist @gmail

    Apr 13

    Love your cooking personality and recipes!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 19

      Thanks so very much 🙂

  7. Ray

    Feb 06

    Am I reading this correctly. Only one thin slice of onion for this recipe?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 08

      Yep, just one slice 😉

  8. Pam

    Jan 15

    Hi,can I also use fresh garlic in this recipe?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 07

      Absolutely Pam, I think it is a great idea!

  9. Catalina

    Nov 12

    Are the chiles de arbol fresh or dried? I could only find dried ones.
    We enjoy your tv programs. Gracias!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 28

      Dried work Catalina 🙂

  10. Carlos

    Nov 09

    Love your shows Pati! Quick question, are you using dried chiles for this salsa, and if so, do we need to rehydrate them before pureeing? Thank you!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 03

      Yes Carlos, these are dried and no need to rehydrate them for this Salsa, enjoy!

  11. Carlitos

    Nov 07

    I love your show and your recipes Pati! Quick question on this one, are you using fresh chiles or dried? If I cannot get fresh, do I need to soften the dried ones in hot water before pureeing? Thank!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 04

      Yes, I am using dried chiles de arbol and no, you do not have to rehydrate them for this specific recipe Carlitos 😉

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