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One of the most traditional, authentic dishes from the Canary Islands is mojo verde sauce. It's a classic when paired with typical dishes such as papas arrugadas, making for a quick and easy vegetarian dish! Today, I'll show you how to make the sauce itself with this tried-and-true recipe. #Spain #CanaryIslands

Canarian Mojo Verde Sauce Recipe

Mojo verde sauce is typical of the Canary Islands and perfect with grilled fish or potatoes!
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 333.18kcal


  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1/2 a bunch of parsley
  • 5 large garlic cloves
  • 2 small green peppers of choice you can use something spicy, or 1 cup of chopped green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons sea salt adjust for salt after blending the first time
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil quality counts!
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar


  • Remove the stems from the cilantro and parsley and roughly chop the leaves
  • Roughly chop the garlic and mash it to a paste in a mortar and pestle
  • Add the cilantro, parsley, mashed garlic, chopped pepper, sea salt and cumin to a blender or food processor and pulse a couple of times.
  • Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while blending slowly (you don't want to over process the sauce, the truly traditional way would be to do it all in a mortar and pestle).
  • Add the vinegar to taste, and then adjust for salt and cumin.


Calories: 333.18kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.06g | Protein: 0.69g | Fat: 36.14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 393.73mg | Potassium: 112.7mg | Fiber: 0.88g | Sugar: 1.03g | Vitamin A: 636.88IU | Vitamin C: 39.35mg | Calcium: 15.05mg | Iron: 0.73mg
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