Cilantro Green Sauce - Mojo Verde
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Recipe type: Sauces
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 2 cups
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 bunch cilantro *
  • ½ - 1 cup virgin Spanish olive oil
  • 4-5 Tbsp (approximately) water
  • Spanish sherry vinegar to taste
  1. Peel the garlic cloves. Trim stems from the cilantro bunch.
  2. Process the cumin, garlic, cilantro and salt in a food processor or blender to create a paste.
  3. While blending, drizzle in olive oil gradually. Add small amounts of water until the sauce is thick, but not as thick as a paste.
  4. Add 1-2 tsp vinegar or more, according to your taste.
  5. If you will not use the sauce the same day, store in a glass jar, (such as the jars made for canning). Seal tightly and refrigerate.
  6. Serve with potatoes, meat or fish.
Recipe by Culinary Discoveries at