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Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce

Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.

 
Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.

 

Mojo verde is something that I’ve been making for years. It’s so versatile it fits to almost everything I like: roasted vegetables, potato pancakes, potatoes (especially potatoes!), fresh bread, soups, salads, beans… If you decide to throw a Canarian party, I bet this sauce will disappear within minutes.

 

Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.

 

Mojo verde (translated from Spanish as “green sauce”) is traditionally made of cilantro, olive oil, sea salt, garlic and cumin. I added sunflower seeds for the creamier consistency and a bit of lime juice for a tart touch. If you like a more spicy flavor, feel free to add a small chili pepper to it. I opted for the more fresh and less spicy flavor.

 

You can also substitute parsley for cilantro or use a 1:1 ratio of them, if you are not a big fan of cilantro. Although I would recommend you to try it with cilantro even though you think you don’t like it, and here is why. My husband who is not a fan of neither cilantro nor parsley, liked this sauce and didn’t even recognize what is it made of! This happened because the flavors complete each other to perfection in this sauce. The flavor of cilantro is quite strong here but not as strong as raw. That’s why you might not expect cilantro to be there. In combination with olive oil, lime juice, cumin and garlic it tastes so much different!

 

Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.

 

In addition, mojo verde boosts your metabolism and immune system, lowers your blood sugar, free radical production and cholesterol. Moreover, cilantro (and coriander as well) has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which are especially important in winter. Adding cilantro (or cilantro green sauce) to your veggies is a great way to add flavor without adding extra calories.

 

Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.

 

If you want to preserve it, just boil your jars in water for 15 minutes, cool them, pour the green sauce and a tablespoon of olive oil on top. That way you can store it in the fridge for a few weeks. If you want to store it longer, simply freeze it and enjoy it any time you have potatoes, roasted veggies, beans, fish or anything else for dinner.

 

Check the recipe below and enjoy this fresh, flavorful and silky green sauce!

 

Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make. Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.

 

Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.

 

Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.

 

Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.
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Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce

Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine Canarian
Keyword Canarian sauce, green sauce, Vegan Dressing, vegan sauce
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 234kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 big bundle cilantro leaves stalks removed, or parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 60 grams or 1/3 cup sunflower seeds optional
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 170 ml or 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • fresh bread potatoes, roasted vegetables or fish to serve

Instructions

  • Blend cilantro (or parsley), garlic, sunflower seeds (optional), lime juice, cumin, sea salt and black pepper with a food processor or blender. Gradually add oil until you like the consistency. Serve with fresh bread, potatoes, roasted vegetables or fish. Enjoy!

Notes

Makes 1 cup or 8 servings (2 tablespoons per serving).
If you want to preserve it, just boil your jars in water for 15 minutes, cool them, pour the green sauce and a tablespoon of olive oil on top. That way you can store it in the fridge for a few weeks. If you want to store it longer, simply freeze it.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 52mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.

 

What is your favorite condiments which goes well with everything? I’d love to know!

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Mojo Verde: Canarian Green Sauce made of cilantro, garlic, olive oil and cumin is perfect for roasted vegetables and bread and just takes 5 minutes to make.

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Kez

Thursday 15th of October 2020

I made this last night - delicious! However, 1 tsp of salt was far too much! Perhaps your sea salt was very coarsely ground? I ended up making it again salt free and adding the too-salty one until the seasoning was just right. I still had to throw away half of it, so I had about 4 times too much salt to begin with.

Elena Szeliga

Thursday 15th of October 2020

Hi Kez, thank you for your feedback! You are right, I used coarse sea salt that you can see on the pictures. This is one of the old recipes, so definitely it needs to be updated with more details, recipe variations, etc. I'm glad you could still enjoy the sauce even though it was too salty in the beginning!

Helena

Monday 22nd of April 2019

I am so excited about this recipe. I haven't had much of the Canarian cuisine but it looks like I am going to love it!

Elena Szeliga

Wednesday 24th of April 2019

You'll love it Helena! This sauce goes well with so many dishes.

Mel @avirtualvegan.com

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

Oooo this sounds good & that colour is so vivid! I made some baby roasted smashed potatoes for dinner tonight and it would have been wonderful drizzled on them!

Elena Szeliga

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

Thank you, Mel! Roasted smashed potatoes sound so good! One of the best ways to use this sauce!

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Elena Szeliga is the founder of Happy Kitchen.Rocks, where she shares delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, from weeknight dinners to veganized classics and gourmet appetizers. Her recipes have been featured at Better Homes & Gardens, BuzzFeed, Country Living, The Kitchn and Reader’s Digest. Her mission is to help cook easy vegetarian and vegan meals with simple and fresh ingredients. Read more about Elena.

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