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Cuisine: cuban
Keyword: mojo, Sauce

Mojo Verde

ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
This sauce is inspired by dozens of sauces I've enjoyed at Cuban restaurants around the US. Basically, it's a mojo sauce, a garlicky marinade typically featuring orange juice, that's been thickened into a kind of mayonnaise.
Photo by Lynne Calamia
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  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 small bunch cilantro with stems
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Specialized Hardware

Food processor
ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 cup


  • Combine all ingredients except the olive oil in the bowl of a food processor and spin for 15 seconds. Scrape down the sides, then spin another 15 seconds.
  • Remove the feed tube and, with the motor running, slowly drizzle the olive oil in, until smooth and emulsified.
  • Serve with Plantain Chips, fish, chicken, or steak, or anything else that needs a slap and a kiss.
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