Red and Green Canarian Mojo Sauce Recipes

If you’ve ever visited the Canary Islands and tried the local food, chances are you’ve savoured the deliciousness that is papas arrugadas con mojo. Or to put it more plainly, Canarian potatoes with mojo sauce. Red mojo sauce and green mojo sauce are iconic throughout the Canaries and easily make what would otherwise be rather plain salted boiled potatoes much more interesting and tasty. But you don’t just have to serve these sauces up with Canarian potatoes. They make any meat, fish, seafood or vegetable dish taste gorgeous, so feel free to dollop them on everything! (Mojo sauces really do taste that good that you’ll struggle not to!)

These red and green Canarian mojo sauce recipes are easy to make with simple ingredients and totally authentic! With a Nutribullet, you can make the sauces in literally seconds and they go well with everything - meat, fish or vegetables! Plus, they're healthy! What more could you want from homemade sauces?

Although a plate of Canarian potatoes with mojo sauces will usually set you back less than €5 in most Canarian restaurants, a tiny jar of mojo sauce can easily cost upwards of that in a supermarket or at the airport. And there’s no way a tiny jar of the amazing sauce is going to last more than a week – not in my house, anyway!

These red and green Canarian mojo sauce recipes are easy to make with simple ingredients and totally authentic! With a Nutribullet, you can make the sauces in literally seconds and they go well with everything - meat, fish or vegetables! Plus, they're healthy! What more could you want from homemade sauces?

So what’s the solution? Fly to the Canary Islands every week so you can feed your mojo sauce addiction? Pay a small fortune to buy mojo sauce online? Nope – you’re going to learn how to make red and green Canarian mojo sauces at home yourself! The ingredients are simple and cheap, the recipe is easy and fast, and the results are just as good (if not better!) than any mojo sauces you will have tried in restaurants in the Canary Islands.

These red and green Canarian mojo sauce recipes are easy to make with simple ingredients and totally authentic! With a Nutribullet, you can make the sauces in literally seconds and they go well with everything - meat, fish or vegetables! Plus, they're healthy! What more could you want from homemade sauces?

How do I know all this? Because I’ve lived in Tenerife for more than half my life and I’ve worked in plenty of restaurants where I’ve had the unique opportunity to peek behind the scenes and see exactly what makes homemade mojo sauce so flavoursome and moreish. Before we go any further, I’d just like to mention that there isn’t one definitive set of mojo recipes. In fact, you’ll usually find that each chef has their own favourite recipe – these ones are mine. So yes, they might be different to what you’ve had, but they’re mouth-wateringly good, nonetheless!

These red and green Canarian mojo sauce recipes are easy to make with simple ingredients and totally authentic! With a Nutribullet, you can make the sauces in literally seconds and they go well with everything - meat, fish or vegetables! Plus, they're healthy! What more could you want from homemade sauces?

Feel free to tweak the ingredients in these mojo sauce recipes to make them better suited to your tastes, but this is exactly how I make my mojo sauces every time. The green mojo sauce is cool and smooth whilst the red mojo sauce has just the right amount of heat! Don’t worry if you don’t like spicy food – just leave the chillies out of the recipe and you’ll be fine.

These red and green Canarian mojo sauce recipes are easy to make with simple ingredients and totally authentic! With a Nutribullet, you can make the sauces in literally seconds and they go well with everything - meat, fish or vegetables! Plus, they're healthy! What more could you want from homemade sauces?

Whilst you can use any blender to make these mojo sauce recipes, I’ve had much better results since I started using my Nutribullet. This super-powerful blender is marketed to extract the nutrients in fruits and vegetables for smoothies and juices, but it breaks the ingredients down for these mojo sauce recipes better than any blender I’ve ever used, resulting in really smooth and delicious mojo sauces in literally seconds. So if you plan on making your own mojo sauces at home on a regular basis, I’d definitely recommend you get one. It will pay for itself in no time!

These red and green Canarian mojo sauce recipes are easy to make with simple ingredients and totally authentic! With a Nutribullet, you can make the sauces in literally seconds and they go well with everything - meat, fish or vegetables! Plus, they're healthy! What more could you want from homemade sauces?

Have you ever visited the Canary Islands and decided you loved them so much that you’d like to move here? You wouldn’t be the first – that’s exactly what my parents did which is why I’m here right now! If you’re serious about moving abroad, check out my book – Moving to Tenerife: All You Need to Know. It’s a detailed, up-to-date guide book full of everything you need to know about moving to Tenerife, but the information can easily be used for any of the Canary Islands.

4.5 from 2 votes
Print
Red and Green Canarian Mojo Sauces
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Ingredients
Green Mojo Sauce
  • 2 large green peppers roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped coriander or parsley I prefer coriander
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 slice of bread torn into small pieces
Red Mojo Sauce
  • 2 large red peppers roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 4 small chillies chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 slice of bread torn into small pieces
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients for either the green mojo sauce or the red mojo sauce into your blender or Nutribullet and blend until everything is thoroughly broken down and you've got a thick sauce. If you're using a blender, you might have to give it a bit of a shake to move the ingredients around before they'll blend properly.
  2. Pour the mojo sauce into a sterilised jar and keep in the fridge for up to two months.

Comments

    • Love blog , ive stayed in las palmas with my daughters grandparents, ive watched how mojo sauce was made , i got told every family have there own way of making it. Your red pepper reciept needs a tweek lol . You havent added tomatos (skinned)…never saw bread put in it ??

  1. I am totally pinning these for later. They look sooooo yummy. I bet they make great dips not just for potatoes, but other veggies as well!

  2. Just flown home and I’m already missing my mojo haha…..the jarred ones just aren’t the same! Trying this tonight thank you!

  3. I had to comment again after trying the green. It’s really is the best I’ve ever tried! And I’ve tried some serious mojo! Muchas gracias 🙂

  4. Hi Guys,

    Just a quick one – if i make up a batch of this, how long would it last before it went off in the fridge thanks

    • Hi Steve,
      I’ve kept these sauces in the fridge for up to one month and they’ve been great 🙂

      Thanks,
      Nicky

  5. hi I’ve been craving these sauces since i came back in October.
    quick question, red or green chilies for the red or sauce? x
    Thea x

    • Hi Nigel,
      Thanks for stopping by.
      I’ve never tried to freeze the sauces myself, but I don’t see why not.

      Nicky

  6. Just back from tenerife and having mojo with-drawals. Are tomatoes part ot the mix for the red version? Thanks Blo’tchie

  7. Hi Blotchie,
    Hope you enjoyed your holiday in Tenerife and glad you got to try some local food! 🙂

    Some people use tomatoes in the red mojo, but I never have. I’d suggest making the recipe as it is above and if you think it needs more of a tomato flavour, throw it back into the blender with 1 medium-sized tomato cut into pieces with the seeds remove. Blend until the mojo is smooth and try that out.

    Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by,
    Nicky

  8. Hi,

    I was recently in Tenerife and loved both sauces when eating my dinner. I bought a jar of each at the airport. Is it only potatoes that the sauces go with or are there other foods you can have them with? Also, can you use the sauces while cooking foods such as steaks?

    Thanks

    Michael

    • Hi Michael,
      Thanks for stopping by!
      The mojo sauces go with absolutely everything and anything – from vegetables to meat and fish!
      I can’t say I’ve ever tried cooking with them, but I imagine if you brushed some of the sauce onto the steaks and then cooked them in a frying pan, they would work out wonderfully and taste amazing.

  9. Hi Nicky,

    Just back from Tenerife, as my siter lives their so freebie holidays are a must. Got to say i may consider buying your book in the future as my wife and i just love it there. Just about to get the ingriedients to make mojo sauce to your recipe. Will let yo know how i get on.
    Thanking you.

    Bob

    • Hi Bob,
      I wouldn’t pass up a freebie holiday myself, either!
      I hope you love the sauces as much as I do and thanks so much for the interest of the book! 🙂

  10. As Gary Barlow would say “Absolutely fan-tas-tic”. I’m able to relive my recent holiday in Fuertaventura! Just made a batch of both red (for potatoes) and the green (for fish etc..). I did a couple of minor adjustments. Only one tblspoon of red wine vinegar, and one less clove of garlic in each and a pinch of sugar. I found that the red sauce needed half a slice of bread more to thicken it up. But…. this is a very cheap receipt that is fun to produce, easy and tasty. In fact, my sauce is now almost as hot as you are Nicola! lols. Thanks for this, will be making it regularly I can see from now on.

    • So glad you liked my recipe, Scott! I normally change the ingredient quantities according to what I have on hand – good job on changing it to suit your personal tastes, too. 🙂 Glad I could help you relive your recent Fuerteventura holiday!

  11. Wow at last mojo at home bit hit and miss with the first try added a bit extra spice hey presto muy bien xx

  12. just spending my last few days in Tenerife and have been searching for a recipe for mojo sauce. So grateful to find you post. Thank you! Can’t wait to make it at home! Would it work with gluten free bread?

  13. Hi Nicola
    Have just returned from La Gomera and like your other followers, want to make mojo! I’m curious about the bread though. Do you mean to add this to the ingredients or to dip in it and eat? In La Gomera, it always arrived with bread as a starter.

  14. Thank you for posting this recipe! I lived on Gran Canaria for several years and I love love love the red mojo. The only thing I was missing was the 2 red bell peppers on my recipe so I haven’t made it in a very long time. Thanks again for filling in the blanks for me!

  15. Reading your website gave me a lot of interesting informations , it deserves to go viral,
    you need some initial traffic only. How to get initial traffic?

    Search for: masitsu’s effective method

  16. Hi I have tried your red and green mojo sauce recipe and come back on to make some more but the recipe is not coming up please could you send it me

  17. Hi what can I use as a vinegar substitute? I’m unable to have vinegar or alcohol in my diet

  18. I have visited Tenrife on many occasions as my parents had a timeshare in Fanabe, so it was just a cheap flight down there. Sadly I haven’t been since 2013 for various reasons.
    I found myself missing the red mojo sauce which I fondly remembered from most places on the island but particularly from Otelo on the beach and also on top of the hill in Adeje.
    This recipe has brought it all flooding back, frequent trips up the mountain, walking the shoreline, watching the crazy dudes paragliding off the hills, being quite convinced that La Gomera moves and having a sing a long at the Moonlight bar.
    Thank you for bringing it all back with this simple and versatile recipe which goes with anything and everything and is the best mojo I have ever tasted.

    • It sounds like you’ve got such wonderful memories of Tenerife, Kevin! So happy my recipe could bring them back. You’ll have to re-visit the island and re-live all your memories again soon 🙂

Pin
Share
Email
Tweet
Stumble
Yum