Mojo verde or green sauce is a simple and easy to make sauce from the Canary Islands. You’ll find mojo verde and variations in Spain, Cuba, and throughout the Caribbean. Start with fresh and tangy lime juice, a handful of herbal cilantro, a couple of garlic cloves, a little chile for heat (you decide how spicy you want it), and throw it all in the blender and your done. Seriously, that’s it. This week, get your mojo working…sauce that is!
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (approximately 3 limes)
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and finely ground
Pinch of red pepper flakes or 1 serrano chile minced (to taste!)
Pinch of salt and pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (or to taste)
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
*Kitchen Notes: If you love the bright green sauce in the photos and video — make and serve the sauce immediately after making. Mojo verde has a tends to darken in color the longer it sits.
Need ideas for what to put it on?
We love mojo for its versatility…mojo can be used as a sauce, condiment, marinade, even salad dressing, and it practically goes with everything. Here are some of our favorite ways to use it:
- Drizzled on an avocado
- Perfect for grilled Chicken
- Serve with everything fish and shellfish
- Garnish lamb chops
- As a marinade for pork that tends to dry out
- As a dip for vegetables
- Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes
Don’t have a blender? Just mince everything up and stir together! Hit the thumbnail to jump to the video!