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cilantro mojo in a mason jar with a wooden spoon in it.

Cilantro Mojo Sauce

This Cilantro Mojo Sauce is easy to make and delicious! It goes well with everything: chicken, beef, seafood, etc.
Course Condiments
Cuisine Venezuelan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups approx.
Calories 260kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups cilantro leaves, (about a bundle)
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) oil (vegetable, canola or corn)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice (store-bought juice will work)
  • 5 garlic gloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse 5 -6 times until everything is well combined and smooth. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to taste, if necessary.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Give it a good shake before using. 


Store: This mojo will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container. 
Extra Tips: 
  • Once you blend your mojo, feel free to add more seasonings to taste. 
  • Add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes if you like heat.
  • Let the mojo chill for at least an hour before serving, so the flavors have time to marry together.
  • Some oils harden in the fridge if that happens let the mojo over the counter for 5-10 minutes, stir well, and then use as desired. 
  • Give it a good shake before serving. 
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg