How to make chiles toreados

Have you ever tried chiles toreados? If so… just jump to the recipe and start making them. If not, you have to try them…

chiles toreados

Chiles toreados are a type of Mexican salsa, well it is not technically a salsa. It is a special mix of ingredients that has magical powers to spice up any dish that you add them too. They are super easy to make and you’ll find them in a lot of restaurants in Mexico City. You’ll find them in taquerías, in sushi restaurants or even in fancier restaurants.

To make them you just have to fry some onion on a little bit of oil, then you add the chiles until blistered and finish this magical mix of ingredients with lime juice, a pinch of salt and soy sauce. But talking about magical things I have to tell you about my weekend in Denver.

My friend Kelly, from Nosh&Nourish, organized a retreat in Denver. She has a team of contributors creating content for her site. I am part of that team, #TeamNosh (here are some recipes I’ve created for her: lentil tacos, roasted carrots).

So we all flew to Denver and stayed at a beautiful Airbnb. She did a great job hosting… she filled the house with flowers, had tons of food and wine. It was the perfect weekend with friends, talking, sharing things we know, eating and drinking some wine.

Picture by Jenna Sparks,

We also worked a bit and each of us shared something that we are good at. Each one of these girls are super talented, generous, amazing, sweet and super fun to be around. I’m so grateful to have each one of them in my life!!! So here is #TeamNosh and I can’t wait for you to meet them:

Kelly, she has a blog of healthy and colorful food. She is a rockstar with kids lunches and you’ll be inspired right away by her pictures to “eat the rainbow”. She is also a cookbook author of TWO cookbooks and makes incredible stop motions.

Leigh Ann,is our next Rachel Ray. She is so good infant of the camera and cooking in front of everybody. You have to catch her Instagram lives where she cooks healthy and super creative meals with her beautiful boy Parks. She also is a cookbook author!!

Lexi+Beth, omg! What a talented team of mom and daughter. For starters their relationship is so inspiring and definely the one I want to have with my daughters.

Em , is so fun to be around. She is funny, has amazing energy and always has something nice to say. Her food blog is so pretty and her food is amazing.

I know, I told you… MY FRIENDS ARE ROCKSTARS! ?

chiles toreados

Ok, now that know my friends let me give you some ideas on what you can eat this chiles toreados magical mix or salsa.

Tips on how to eat chiles toreados:

pan con hummus y chiles toreados

So if you prepare these

chiles toreados

do not forget to post them on Instagram or Facebook. Or if you want to make them for later don’t forget to pin them.

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Chiles toreados

These chiles toreados are a magical mixture of onions, blistered chiles, lemon and soy sauce. It’s magic because you’ll see that everything they touch is transformed.
5 mins
10 mins
15 mins
1 cup
Calories: 166kcal


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil I use avocado oil
  • ½ about 1 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper or two serrano peppers sliced into large pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • Pinch of salt


  • In a pan put the oil and onion, when the onion begins to brown, add the sliced peppers. Leave until golden, about 5 minutes.
  • When they are ready, put them in a jar, add the tablespoon of lime juice, a pinch of salt and the soy sauce.
  • Test for seasoning and adjust if necessary.


Store in a jar in the fridge. They last about two weeks.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 1511mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Course: sauce
Cuisine: Mexican vegan
Keyword: chiles toreados, salsa
Author: Piloncillo&Vainilla

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Erin Johnson
Erin Johnson

5 stars
So delicious!! I love how the onions carmelized and balanced the spiciness. I will be making this a lot! Thank you for sharing.


5 stars
What a fun weekend! So inspired by all you ladies.

Vanessa Mota

5 stars
Perfect food for a friend’s gathering! It looks like it goes with everything