Cilantro Mojo

Preparation info
  • Makes About

    ¾ cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

  • About

On the island of Las Palmas, chef-owner Maria Dolores Mejias, of the Cho Zacarias in Vegueta in the Old Quarter, shared this recipe with me.


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 6 small garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon


  1. In a small dry skillet, toast the cumin seeds over medium heat until lightly browned and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Crush the seeds in a ceramic or marble mortar, then add the garlic and salt and grind to a paste.
  2. Work in the Anaheim pepper and cilantro until smooth. Gradually add the olive oil and then the vinegar and 2