Puya Chile Recipes

Puya Chile Recipes

Puya chile recipes are great side dishes that you can have before your main meal. You can even enjoy them as snacks, if you feel like it. In most cases, these salsa recipes are used alongside tacos and burritos.

When making these dishes, make sure you have access to tortilla chips too. You can add them with your nachos dishes too. They are versatile and amazing side dishes to most other Mexican dishes. 

How to Make Red Chile Salsa Recipe?

The process of making Mexican puya salsa is not that complicated. The dishes are easy to make and you will not suffer from frustration because of the complications you may think you have to face because of it being a foreign cuisine. Use these clearly stated instructions to whip up some of the best salsa dishes you will love to enjoy. The instructions are included here. 

Ingredients we used:

5 Clean and Deseeded Puya Chiles

2 Roughly Cut Medium Tomatoes

1 Roughly Cut White Onion

1 Clove of Roughly Minced Medium Sized Garlic

½ of a Cup of Vegetable Oil

Salt, to Taste

Method of Preparing Salsa with Puya Chili Peppers

Step 1: To toast the chilies, place them in a heated frying pan for 3 minutes, turning them over to avoid burning.

Step 2: Then, in a blender, combine the chilies, onion, tomatoes, and garlic; in the meantime, heat the oil over low heat in the same frying pan where you toasted the chillies.

Step 3: Toss in the salsa you just made. Cook for about 10-15 minutes after adding salt to taste. It goes great with tacos or any other Mexican food. Serve warm and enjoy!

How to Make Spicy Salsa?

There are different kinds of chiles used in these Mexican chili dishes. That’s the speciality of authentic Mexican chile salsa. You can acquire all the ingredients in the dedicated branches of the food section.

The Mexican section must have specific items to make any type of basic dishes. Salsa is very popular, so they must have a collection of different types of chiles. Here is the recipe that will help you make a delicious spicy salsa. 

Ingredients we used:

2 Guajillo Chiles

1 Chipotle Chile

2 Pasilla Chiles

2 Chiles De áRbol

1 Garlic Clove

½ a Cup of Cold Water

¾ of a Teaspoon of Kosher Salt

¼ of a Cup of Chopped White Onion

1 Can of Diced Tomatoes

Method of Preparing Chile Guajillo Salsa

Step 1: Over medium heat, heat an ungreased pan. Cook, rotating frequently to avoid scorching, for 2 minutes, or until garlic softens and chiles are fragrant (they shouldn’t color much). Remove from heat and set aside until cool enough to handle.

Step 2: Remove the stems from the chilies and break them up in the blender, discarding about half of the seeds. Peel the garlic cloves and place them in the blender with the water and salt. Blend on high speed for 1- 2 minutes, or until peppers are pureed.

Step 3: Blend in the onion and tomatoes until almost smooth (some texture is good). Taste and season with extra salt if necessary. Toss with tortilla chips before serving.

Tips from our Chefs

Here are some tips that you can keep in mind for a better experience: 

For a milder puya chile salsa, discard all of the seeds; for a hotter salsa, keep all of the seeds. Set the seeds aside and blend in a spoonful at a time until you achieve your preferred heat level if you’re unclear how much to add.

If dried chipotle peppers are unavailable, canned chipotle peppers can be substituted. Combine it with the peppers and garlic in a blender.

Salsa will keep for up to 4 days if covered and refrigerated.


These recipes are a great addition to making salsa dishes. The ingredients are diverse and unique. They carry with them the taste of Mexico.

The delicious cuisine of Mexican kitchens are integrated within the ingredients as well as the techniques of making salsa. So, making these dishes is also an appreciation to the culture and history they hold.

Holding on to the recipe instructions is important because of this. And they are easy to manage, thus, it is expected to be executed accurately. Hopefully these recipes will help you make perfect salsa dishes and you can enjoy homemade food with joy.

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