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My fresh mojo verde recipe prepared from scratch: a classic Canarian garlicky green herb sauce for potatoes, bread or fish!

Mojo Verde

My fresh mojo verde recipe prepared from scratch: a classic Canarian garlicky green herb sauce for potatoes, bread or fish!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories per serving 467 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • cup olive oil (40 ml)
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Peel the garlic cloves and add them to a clean blender.
    My fresh mojo verde recipe prepared from scratch: a classic Canarian garlicky green herb sauce for potatoes, bread or fish!
  2. Pulse into a very fine puree. Wash and drain the fresh cilantro and parsley. Chop it up roughly and add it to the blender together with the cumin seeds.
    My fresh mojo verde recipe prepared from scratch: a classic Canarian garlicky green herb sauce for potatoes, bread or fish!
  3. Pulse again. Add the water and half of the olive oil.
    My fresh mojo verde recipe prepared from scratch: a classic Canarian garlicky green herb sauce for potatoes, bread or fish!
  4. Blend into a thick herb paste. Now add the vinegar.
    My fresh mojo verde recipe prepared from scratch: a classic Canarian garlicky green herb sauce for potatoes, bread or fish!
  5. Mix again. Now gradually add the rest of the olive oil until you get a creamy and rather runny paste, something like a basil pesto. Add extra water or olive oil if necessary. When you have achieved this, season the mojo with a little pinch of pepper and salt.
    My fresh mojo verde recipe prepared from scratch: a classic Canarian garlicky green herb sauce for potatoes, bread or fish!
  6. Pulse again and taste the sauce. Add extra pepper, salt or vinegar to taste if necessary. Transfer the mojo to a clean bowl and serve at room temperature.
    My fresh mojo verde recipe prepared from scratch: a classic Canarian garlicky green herb sauce for potatoes, bread or fish!