Spicy Lime Salsa - Arbol & Lime Salsa

Now, this is a salsa only for those souls that love fire. It is spicy-hot, it is bold, and it is really, really good. Perfect with fish and snacks, amazing with pizza and any kind of tacos out there. 


Spicy Lime Salsa - Arbol & Lime Salsa

-15 Arbol chillies

-½ garlic head

-1 ½ to 2 limes, juiced

-¼ cup olive oil

-salt to taste

1 Add the olive oil and the garlic head, with the peel still on, to a small saucepan. Simmer in low heat for at least 20 minutes with the lid on. The garlic should soften enough that the peel comes off easily when pressing lightly.

2 Once the garlic has softened, add the Arbol chillies and continue cooking on low for 10 more minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool down for another 10 minutes. 

3 Transfer the garlic, without the peel, Arbol chillies and the oil to a blender and add a pinch of salt and the juice of one and a half limes to start. Blitz until it transforms into a creamy emulsion. This can take a few minutes, patience is key.  Taste and add more lime juice, salt and even olive oil if needed


  • The garlic can take less time or longer depending on the heat and the size of the garlic head. Make sure the cooking goes slow and on very low heat as if you were making a confit. The garlic should end creamy and soft.
  • When adding the Arbol chillies, make sure they don’t burn, the time suggested worked for us quite well, just make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t turn black. If the heat is too high, remove them earlier than suggested. 
  • This salsa is hot! It is also creamy, citrusy and very, very tasty! The combination of the roasted garlic, lime juice and oil makes it beautiful and silky!
  • Because of its flavour, this is a delicious salsa to go with everything! Keep it in a sealed container inside the fridge, it can easily last over a week. If it lasts that long, that is!
  • You can use a neutral oil. We love the extra depth that olive oil gives to it. 


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