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24 October, 2018

Guajillo Salsa/Salsa de chile Guajillo.

Posted in : Extras on by : Marisol Chancellor

Chile guajillo is a dry pepper. It is smoky, sweet and very mild.  It is mostly use in mole and pozole. Today I gave it a much easier job, make salsa! Like I said before, guajillo is very mild so, I decide it to pair it with serrano peppers (Not mild at all). I love spicy food, I mean, I am Mexican I was eating pickle jalapeños before I was five. However, I am not a kid any more so, I proceed with caution. This salsa is very rich, smoky, a little sweet and   just with the right amount of heat. I added cilantro, onions and a little vinegar to brighten it up. It is perfection!     

I realize I was out of guajillo peppers after I made the salsa so, I had to borrow a picture from the web. Here they are, in all it’s glory.

Start by boiling the tomato, guajillo pepper and serrano pepper. 

After 5-10 minutes, they’re going to look like this. Transfer to a blender. 

Add the tomato, pepper, garlic clove and spices to a blender and blend until smooth.
Add the onion, cilantro and vinegar and stir with a spoon until combine. 
Pretty, uh? And delicious too. It reminds me of mole. Those peppers in the back are serrano peppers. Like I said before, proceed with caution. Very hot. This will pair perfectly with barbacoa tacos, also huevos rancheros just to name a couple options, but what I’m thinking about is mushroom tacos! stay tuned! Get the recipe for this salsa below!

Guajillo Salsa/Salsa de Chile Guajillo

Category: Extras

Guajillo Salsa/Salsa de Chile Guajillo


  • 1 ripe roma tomato
  • 3 guajillo chiles
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of onio


  1. In sauce pan, bring the water to a boil and add the tomatoes and guajillo chiles, boil for about 5 to 10 minutes until the chiles are soft and the skin of the tomato is breaking.
  2. Transfer to a blender, add the add the clove of garlic, salt and cumin and blend until very smooth.
  3. Add the vinegar, onion and cilantro and stir using a spoon until everything is well incorporated. Enjoy!

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