Mojito Sauce (Garlic Dipping Sauce) Recipe

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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings mojito sauce
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This garlic dipping sauce recipe is known as a mojito sauce or mojo de ajo (garlic sauce) and is the recommended dipping sauce to serve with a Latin-Caribbean snack known as tostones (twice-fried green plantains) or arañitas (shredded green plantain fritters).

Most people are familiar with the Cuban drink known as a mojito which is a classic highball made with mint, rum, confectioners' sugar, lime and club soda. But this mojito is used in Puerto Rico and Cuba as a condiment for plantain chips and fritters but it's also used to flavor fried or boiled yuca (cassava) or as a marinade for pork.

The word mojito comes from the Spanish word mojado which means "wet."

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup olive oil, warmed
  • 1 head of garlic peeled, crushed and finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste

How to Make It

  1. To a blender or food processor, add olive oil, garlic, onion., cilantro, lemon juice, lime juice, and salt.
  2. Process until all the ingredients are incorporated and the garlic and onion are thoroughly broken down.
  3. Transfer to a nonreactive bowl (a nonreactive bowl is one made of a material that does not react chemically with the citric acids in the lemon and lime) or a glass container. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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