Mojo Sauce Recipe + VIDEO

Hand holding small bowl of mojo sauce.

This Green Mojo Sauce is loaded with fresh herbs, garlic & spicy peppers – It’s the perfect, zesty topping for meat, seafood, chicken or roasted vegetables.

This is the BEST Mojo Sauce for topping everything.

If there is one sauce recipe that I make over and over again, it’s got to be this Green Mojo Sauce. Not only is it the easiest, fastest sauce you’ll ever make, but it’s also the most addicting blend of tangy, herby, garlicky freshness that you’ll taste.

Honestly, this sauce will take you all of 5 minutes to make.

There’s virtually no measuring needed and no chopping. Just add everything to your blender and go.

What is Mojo Sauce Made Of?

  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Lime
  • Jalapeno
  • Olive Oil
  • Vinegar

How Do You Make Mojo Sauce?

Just add all the ingredients to your blender and process until smooth. This sauce will take all of 5 minutes to make! It’s so simple.

Is Mojo Sauce Spicy?

I would say that this sauce is about medium on the heat level. If you’d like to tone down the heat, you can remove the seeds and ribs from the jalapeno, or leave the jalapeno out entirely.

How Do You Use Mojo Sauce?

We love this Green Mojo Sauce on everything! On top of these smashed potatoes, on grilled chicken or pork, on top of scrambled eggs or roasted veggies.

We were at the beach this past weekend, and I wanted to try something new to liven up the beautiful, fresh salmon that we found at the local market. This sauce definitely hit the spot.

Side view of mojo sauce in small bowl.

Mojo Sauce Recipe

Hand holding small bowl of mojo sauce.

Mojo Sauce

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: green sauce, mojo sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 85 kcal
Author: Platings & Pairings

This Green Mojo Sauce can be used for topping SO many different things. It's loaded with fresh herbs, garlic and spicy peppers and it just perks up everything that it comes in contact with.



  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 bunch parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • salt to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and process until desired texture is reached.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

This recipe will yield about 1 cup of Mojo Sauce. The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Mojo Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 11mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This recipe was originally published in November 2014. It was updated in March 2019 to update the photographs and content. The original recipe remains the same. Enjoy! 

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  1. Marty H

    I agree, this is delicious sauce. It’s popular in Argentinian cooking and is called Chimichurri, and I haven’t met a single soul who does not love it.


  2. Dorothy LaRue

    Excellent – just what I was looking for to dunk our samosas in! Quick, light, fresh, tangy, yummy! Would be good on just about anything.


    1. Erin

      I’m glad you loved it Dorothy! I agree – This would be fantastic on samosas!!!


  3. Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness, I love the vibrant color of this sauce, and how quick and easy it is. I bet it’s amazing on salmon!


  4. Melissa Manos

    5 stars
    oh yes! I can smell this sauce already!!! Perfect for St. Patties day on Sunday!!!


  5. Judy

    I add to this 3 to 4 whole roasted Tomatillias, peel off husk/ skin, rinse, then simply broil whole until they pop a bit and start to brown.
    Add to blender with all ingredients above.


    1. Erin

      That sounds like a great add in Judy!


  6. Shanyn

    5 stars
    We just ate at our Cuban restaurant and we love this sauce & always buy a couple of bottles to take home! Great on blts and French fries & just about everything else! So happy to find this recipe I’m sure this is what they call their Marguerite sauce! Cant wait to try this! Thanks!!😊


    1. Erin

      I hope you love it Shanyn!


  7. Julie

    5 stars
    So good! I put this on everything. Wondering if you’ve had experience in freezing this? I’d like to make a high batch and freeze. It’s fantastic!!


    1. Erin

      Hi Julie – I haven’t yet tried freezing the sauce, but I think it would definitely freeze well. You could even freeze it in an ice cube tray for easy individual portions.


  8. Jess

    Is there something I could substitute for cilantro?


    1. Erin

      Hi Jess – You could maybe try this out with parsley. Or, you may want to check out a recipe for chimichurri which uses oregano. Hope that helps!


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