Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Refered to as Cuba's barbecue sauce, it's more of a garlic/cumin vinaigrette flavored with sour orange juice that is splashed on just about everything-it is delish! If you have a sour orange source-lucky you! If not see the note at the end of the recipe instructions for another option. If you hate cilantro use flat leaf parsley.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium or large saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook until JUST light brown.
  3. Turn off heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the sour orange juice, water, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper.
  5. Heat mixture on high until a full, rolling boil is reached.
  6. Boil for 2 minutes stirring a few times.
  7. Remove from heat and allow mixture to come to room temperature.
  8. Stir in cilantro.
  9. Pour into a jar or shaker bottle with a tight fitting lid.
  10. Shake well before using.
  11. If sour oranges are not available use 1/2 cup fresh lime juice plus 3 tablespoons fresh navel orange juice, or other tart orange.
Most Helpful

We are a garlic loving family. So even though this recipe has plenty, I added a little extra ;0) I used it to marinade chicken, which we grilled. It was really enjoyed by all. I am so glad because I was a little worried it would not. When I got to step 4 it says: :Stir in the sour orange juice, water, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper." There wasn't any mention of water in the ingredients so I didn't know if I should leave it out or add it. Or how much water to use if I did add it. So I took a chance and left it out all together. I was worried that it might end up too strong because of this, but it turned out fine. Served with grilled veggies.

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whtbxrmom December 15, 2012

Excelente! I love it i use it to marinated all meats thank you iliana the cuban barbie

iliana_infante February 25, 2010

After living in the Canary Islands and in Miami, I know this is the real deal! I usually buy mojo in latin grocery stores, not anymore! Thanks to you I can now make my own! Thank you DiB for sharing!

gemini08 February 19, 2010