Simple Mojo Sauce Recipe
A colorful, zesty sauce to brighten up the flavor and presentation of a variety of recipes. This quick, simple-to-make mojo sauce recipe features healthy, flavorful ingredients that make a mouthwatering combination!
I love to use sauces that give an added boost of flavor to all sorts of recipes. This mojo sauce recipe is one that creates an exciting ingredient combination to enrich various meals.
There are different types of mojo sauces you can make, so this is my own take on it. I use traditional mojo sauce ingredients such as olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin and a blend of citrus. And then I add additional herbs and hot sauce to give it a kick! But you could always change some of the ingredients and tone the sauce down if you want a more subtle, mild flavor.
Between the herbs and the citrus ingredients, the sauce turns a gorgeous shade of bright green that makes me feel like I’m enjoying it on one of the islands where this sauce is popular. I hope it gives you that same feeling!
You can use this mojo sauce recipe with so many dishes to add excitement and spiciness. The consistency of this recipe is perfect mixed into vegetables, rice and one-pot dishes or used as a marinade for pork, chicken or seafood.
I’ll be sharing two great recipes with you very soon that features this mojo sauce, one with pork and the other one with shrimp. So keep this sauce on hand, you will put it in good use in the next few days. And don’t worry, this sauce can be stored in the fridge for at least up to a week. Just remember to shake it well before using.
I’d love to hear what dishes you tried this sauce with and how you liked it! Leave a comment below and let me know. Happy cooking!Print
Mojo Sauce Recipe
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 3/4 cups 1x
- Category: Sauce, Marinade, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: Canarian
A colorful, zesty mojo sauce to brighten up the flavor and presentation of a variety of recipes.
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, roughly chopped
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce of your choice (I used Chili Garlic Sauce)
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- In a food processor/blender, pulse garlic and onion until very finely chopped.
- Pour in orange juice and lime juice; add cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, cilantro and hot sauce. Blend until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Add olive oil and blend again until smooth.
This mojo sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. Shake well before using. Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 159
- Sugar: 2g
- Sodium: 205mg
- Fat: 16.9g
- Saturated Fat: 2.4g
- Carbohydrates: 3.3g
- Protein: 0.3g
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Very easy to follow and so delicious! I love it!
I love this unique recipe. “Mojo” sauce is new to me, but I know I will love it!
That sounds so tasty. I love fresh sauces with lots of tanginess that you can add to a range of dishes. #recipeoftheweek
My boyfriend absolutely LOVES mojo pork! i will have to try out your sauce recipe!
Cool. Hope you and your boyfriend enjoy the sauce! You can make so many different types of food with it. 🙂
Yum! Mojo sauce is my favorite, but I’ve never made it myself. I’ll have to try it out.
I would love to try this sauce as I want to make your Mojo Pork Chilli, I am not a huge fan of
orange flavoured savoury meals so could you let me know just how orangey the Mojo Sauce
Love your pics, Thanks
Hi Tricia! The orange flavor in the mojo sauce is actually very mild. It gives the sauce a refreshing flavor, but I wouldn’t say you would notice it in the pork chili. If you are on the fence, try to make the sauce with less orange juice. You’ll probably end up having a slightly thicker sauce, but that should be a deal breaker. 🙂
OMG- this looks so yummy and looks super easy! I’ll have to try it out!
Love the ingredients in here and that it can be added as a marinade for so many things! This would be so easy to make and have on hand for those nights where I have no idea what to cook. Thanks for the great recipe!
Exactly. I made a spontaneous one-pot meal the other day in 15 minutes. It’s all because that I had this sauce on hand. 🙂
This looks SO yummy and pretty easy to make! I love recipes where I can just throw things into my food processor or blender.
I know, right? Best kind of recipe ever!