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A spoonful of green mojo sauce sits above a jar of green mojo sauce

Canarian Mojo sauce recipe (mojo verde, rojo, picon)

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Mojo sauce has to be one of the most versatile sauces. It’s a classic Canary Islands sauce that’s made either green, red, or as a spicy picon. Mojo is most commonly served in Spain alongside salted boiled potatoes (Papas arrugadas or Canarian Potatoes). However, Mojo marinade is ideal for bbq meat or chicken, or served as tapas, or as a spread on any sandwich.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course marinade, sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine Authentic Spanish recipe, Canary Islands
Servings 1 jar (300ml)
Calories 57 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 blender or food procesor
  • 1 large sealable jar

Ingredients

For the green mojo (mojo verde)

  • 2 large green bell peppers roughly chopped
  • ½ cup fresh chopped coriander or parsley
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 4 small chilies for some spice
  • ¼ old baguette or breadcrumbs

Red Mojo (mild mojo rojo)

  • 2 large red bell peppers roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • ¼ old baguette or breadcrumbs

For the spicy red Mojo (mojo picón)

  • 2 large red bell peppers roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 8 small chilies add more for more spice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • ¼ old baguette or breadcrumbs

Instructions
 

  • Dice all your ingredients and add to the blender with the spices. Add the desired amount of heat (pepper or chili spice).
    2 large green bell peppers roughly chopped, ½ cup fresh chopped coriander, 4 cloves of garlic minced, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of ground cumin, 4 small chilies, 2 large red bell peppers roughly chopped, 6 cloves of garlic minced, 1 small jalapeno pepper, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of ground cumin, 2 large red bell peppers roughly chopped, 6 cloves of garlic minced, 8 small chilies, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
    Mojo sauce ingredients in a blender
  • Buzz for a few minutes, and slowly add the olive oil and breadcrumbs to achieve the desired texture.
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    green mojo sauce in a blender
  • Mojo sauce is a thick sauce that will clump on a spoon when the right texture. Perfect for marinading steak, chicken, or pork.
    Two jars of red and green mojo sit on a counter top.

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Nutrition

Serving: 50gCalories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 5.7gProtein: 0.9gFat: 3.7gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 126mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 0.9gCalcium: 10mg
Keyword 5-minute recipe, bravas sauce, Canary ISlands mojo, Mojo sauce