5 Minute Mojo de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

a jar of garlic sauce

Today we're making mojo de ajo, a Puerto Rican garlic sauce perfect for serving with fried plantains, roasted meat or veggies. It's made in just 5 minutes with 3 simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce, Dip
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican, Latin, Caribbean
  • Diet: Vegan


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  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 20-24 cloves (or 2 heads) garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed


  1. Add oil, garlic, and lime juice to a pot over medium low heat. 
  2. Simmer gently for 5 minutes, making sure the garlic doesn't turn brown or overcook. Season with salt and pepper to taste (optional).
  3. Serve with freshly fried green plantains or whatever you like. Buen provecho! 

Keywords: mojo de ajo, garlic sauce, garlic oil