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Salsa de Cacahuate (Peanut Salsa)

A spicy & creamy Salsa De Cacahuate so delicious for all of your taco needs.
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 12 ounces
Calories 81kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • tablespoon avocado or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 20 dried arbol chiles stemmed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup water or more if needed


  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; add peanuts and garlic. Stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the chiles and sauté for about 45 seconds. Being careful not to burn the chiles.
  • Transfer to a blender and the salt and water; blend until very smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Enjoy!


For a milder salsa, use less chiles de arbol or substitute some of them for Chile Japones (Japanese Chile is milder than Arbol Chile).


Serving: 1oz | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g