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Chiles Toreados in a Skillet

Chiles Toreados

$0.98 recipe | $0.12 serving
Mitch and Justine
If you've been on the hunt for a way to spice up your meals, try chiles toreados! This quick and easy recipe features pan-fried serranos and onions topped with soy sauce and lime juice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course How-to, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Vegan
Servings 8 servings
Calories 26 kcal


  • Cast-iron skillet
  • Knife & cutting board


  • 8-12 serrano chiles ($0.16)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil ($0.11)
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced ($0.24)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced ($0.04)
  • ½ lime, juiced ($0.06)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce ($0.36)
  • Sea salt to taste ($0.01)


  • First, preheat a cast-iron skillet over medium. While you’re waiting, lightly roll the chiles to release some spicy flavor from the seeds and veins.
  • Add the chiles to the hot skillet and cook until you see blisters forming on all sides. Make sure to stir them frequently so each side cooks evenly, about 5-6 minutes. Transfer the chiles to a bowl and set that aside.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then the sliced onion. Sauté until translucent and slightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and chiles back in.
  • Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes, or until the onions are caramelized to your liking. Lastly, mix in the lime juice, soy sauce, and salt to taste.
  • Serve immediately, at room temperature, or chilled with any dish you can think of (tacos, toast, quesadillas, tofu scramble, etc.). Happy eating!



  • You can also use tamari, liquid aminos, jugo Maggi, salsa inglesa, or even a bit of dark beer.
  • Careful how much salt you use as the soy sauce is already quite salty. If you use reduced-sodium soy sauce, you will need to use more.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.2g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 1.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 252.7mg | Potassium: 51.6mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.9g | Vitamin A: 57.5IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 5.7mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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