Lime, Garlic, and Oregano Mojo

This recipe is part of a Cuban-Style ChristmasMojitoGarlic Plantain ChipsLime, Garlic, and Oregano MojoAvocado SaladGloria's Black Bean SoupCrab Empanadas with Pickled Garlic-Caper Remoulade and Roasted Pork Marinade.

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1. With a wire whisk, blend the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, oregano, and salt in a mixing bowl. Keep refrigerated for up 2 days.
Yield: 
Approximately 2 1/2 cups

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