Mojo Sauce

Mojo Sauce

There are many variations of mojo sauce. It is the signature marinade of Cuba and it finds its way into many different dishes.


Units Scale
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 serrano chile or jalapeño, stem removed, split lengthwise
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup cilantro springs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Diamond Crystal or 1/2 tsp. Morton kosher salt


  1. Blend orange juice, lime juice, chile, garlic, cilantro, oil, sugar, and salt in a blender until mostly smooth but still specked with herbs. Transfer sauce to a small bowl.
  2. Do Ahead: Sauce can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and chill.