This Chile de Arbol Salsa is made with chile de arbol, white onion, garlic, vinegar, and water and it is so spicy and flavorful!
I put hot sauce on my breakfast, lunch and dinner. I know I have a problem. It's not my fault when I can make the most delicious and spicy hot sauce ever. This Salsa de Arbol is so rich and full of flavor – not to mention hot. Can you handle it?
There are a ton of hot sauces that I love buying like Valentina and Frank’s. What if I tell you that you can make the best hot sauce ever? As a Mexican, I can vouch for most Mexicans that they probably have some sort of dried pepper in their pantry. I always have chiles anchos and chiles de arbol in my house.
What are chiles de arbol?
Chiles de arbol are dried small peppers about 2-3 inches long. Their heat index is between 15,000 to 30,000 Scoville units. Just like most red peppers, they start out green and end up very red in color. They have a unique nutty flavor. The seeds are the spiciest part of the chilies, so you can adjust your hot sauce spiciness level to how many seeds you add into it.
How to make Chile de Arbol Salsa
Deseed and destem the chiles de arbol. Depending on your spice level, you can leave some with the seeds in for a spicier hot sauce.
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the chiles de arbol, garlic cloves, and onion and boil for 15 minutes.
With a slotted spoon, place the chiles, garlic, and onion in a blender. Add the oregano, vinegar, water, salt and pepper as well. Blend until smooth.