Mojo Picón de Salsa de Coco y Lima

Mojo Picón of Coconut and Lime Sauce

We invite you to discover an exotic and refreshing variant of the classic Mojo Picón: Coconut and Lime Sauce. This unique combination of tropical flavors creates a delicious and refreshing sauce that will take your dishes to a whole new level. If you love tropical flavors and want to add a touch of originality to your meals, this recipe is perfect for you.

Mojo Picón is a traditional sauce from the Canary Islands, known for its spicy flavor and base of peppers and spices. In this version, we will combine coconut and lime to create a sauce that combines spiciness with freshness, offering a unique gastronomic experience.


  • 1 cup of grated coconut
  • 1 lime (juice and zest)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 hot chili pepper (optional, for an extra spicy kick)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a skillet, lightly toast the grated coconut until it turns golden brown.

In a blender or food processor, combine the toasted coconut, lime juice and zest, garlic cloves, hot chili pepper (if desired), olive oil, ground cumin, salt, and pepper.

Blend all the ingredients until you obtain a smooth and creamy sauce. Adjust the consistency by adding more olive oil if necessary.

Ways to enjoy the Coconut and Lime Sauce

Marinade for meats and seafood: Use the Coconut and Lime Sauce as a marinade for your favorite meats and seafood. The coconut will bring a tropical flavor, and the lime will add a citrusy and refreshing touch. Let the meats or seafood marinate in the sauce for at least an hour before cooking. You’ll achieve juicy and flavorful dishes.

Salad dressing: Mix the Coconut and Lime Sauce with your favorite green salads. The contrast between the coconut and lime will bring an explosion of flavors to your salads. Add ingredients like mango, cucumber, cilantro, and nuts to create a tropical and refreshing salad.

Sauce for tacos and wraps: Pair your tacos or wraps with the Coconut and Lime Sauce. Spread the sauce on the tortillas before filling them with your preferred ingredients. The flavor of the coconut and lime will complement the fillings, creating an irresistible combination.

Dip for vegetables: Use the Coconut and Lime Sauce as a dip for crunchy vegetables. Cut carrots, celery, cucumber, and bell peppers into sticks and dip them into the sauce. The contrast between the crunchy texture of the vegetables and the creaminess of the sauce will create a delightful and healthy experience.

The Coconut and Lime Sauce is a versatile and refreshing option to add a tropical touch to your dishes. The balance between the sweet flavor of the coconut and the citrusy touch of the lime creates a delicious and refreshing combination. Use it as a marinade, dressing, sauce for tacos, or dip for vegetables, and surprise your guests with exotic and original flavors.

Remember that you can adjust the ingredients and quantities according to your personal preference. Experiment with different additions, such as fresh herbs or spices, to create your own unique version of the Coconut and Lime Sauce. Give this recipe a try and enjoy an explosion of tropical flavors in every bite!

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