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Mexican Chimichurri for Pizza

This spicy chimichurri (also called salsa de arbol) is specifically to add flavor to pizza or hamburgers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 30


  • Blender
  • frying pan optional


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 20-25 chiles de arbol more or less based on desired spiciness
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1/4 medium onion
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • salt to taste
  • water optional, to taste


  • In a medium frying pan over medium high heat, add 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Lightly toast the the chiles for 1-2 minutes, being careful that the chiles don't turn black.
  • Transfer the chiles to a blender. Add the garlic, onion, evaporated milk, mustard, mayo and add salt to taste and blend until smooth.
  • If desired, add water to make the salsa slightly more liquid or sour cream to make it thicker.
Keyword chimichurri for pizza, Mexican chimichurri, salsa de arbol