Sal de Chile

Dried Chile Salt

Preparation info
  • Makes enough to rim


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

By Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral

Published 2019

  • About


  • 1 puya chile, stems and seeds removed
  • 1 guajillo chile, stems and seeds removed
  • tablespoons


Heat a comal or dry skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the chiles and toast on each side for a minute or two until aromatic.

In a molcajete or mini-chopper or food processor, grind the toasted chiles until finely ground. Mix with the salt and it is ready to rim a glass.