- 12 small garlic cloves, finely chopped
- Sea salt
- 1/4 cup fresh bitter-orange juice or lime juice (see Note)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Freshly ground pepper
- In a mini food processor or blender, pulse the garlic with a generous pinch of salt until finely chopped. Blend in the bitter-orange juice and cumin and process until fine, about 30 seconds. With the machine on, slowly add the oil in a thin stream until the mojo is emulsified. Season the mojo with pepper and serve immediately.
The mojo can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.
Bitter oranges, also called Seville oranges, are extremely tart. They are available at Latin markets.