Mojo Criollo

Mojo Criollo

Mojo Criollo is a staple in all Cuban households. It can be used for a variety of different things including to marinade your pork roast or used as a dipping sauce for your plantains or yuca. The strong garlic mixed with the sour citrus is a powerful and delicious combination.

This is another influence we can trace back to the Arabs into Spain. They brought the flavors of the Sour Orange with them. When Spain colonized Cuba, they brought with them that flavor. Once in Cuba, the Garlic was added.

Give it a try! You will not be disappointed.

Cuban Mojo Criollo - Hungry Doug

Mojo Criollo

Here we have a traditional Cuban dipping sauce and marinade. It is used in pretty much every Cuban dish and goes great as a dipping sauce for Plantains and Yuca.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 1 Cup


  • 12 Cloves Fresh Garlic
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil


  • Peel and mash the garlic cloves using a garlic press and combine with all the other ingredients.
  • Enjoy!