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Canary Island Mojo Sauce | World Kitchen

This sauce goes on everything!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish


  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin seed, use ground cumin in a pinch
  • 2-3 Thai peppers, also known as Bird's Eye Peppers
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2-3 tbsp red wine or white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • Splash of water


  • If using cumin seeds, roast seed in a pan until they begin to pop releasing their flavors.
  • Grind the seeds in a pestle and mortar with the dried chili peppers, salt, paprika, and garlic cloves to form a paste. 
  • Add the olive oil and vinegar. Mix well. Add breadcrumbs and water to get the consistency desired. The sauce should be thick but not lumpy.


Use the sauce on anything your heart desires. The sauce tastes especially good on potatoes. A Canarian dish called Papas Arrugadas is typically served with mojo sauce. The dish consists of small potatoes cooked in sea water and served covered in mojo.
Keyword Sauce