Salsa de Arbol
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Salsa de Arbol
Salsa de Arbol
4 to 6 dried chiles de arbol
1/2 cup water
1 (14.5- oz.) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves
1/4 cup minced onion
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. sugar
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Prep: 10 minutes, Cook: 10 minutes, Serves: 8

1. Cut stems off chiles and cut open lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Boil chiles in water for 10 minutes to soften.

2. Place chiles and water in a blender container with 1/4 of the tomatoes and blend until smooth*. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until tomatoes, cilantro and onion are finely chopped. Serve with chips or over any Mexican dish.

*Use caution when blending hot liquids. Hold blender lid down with a kitchen towel while blender is running.

Nutritional Information:
100 calories, 2 g protein, 0 g total fat (0 g sat.), 21 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 0 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 2 points