Mojo Picón de Salsa de Tomate Asado y Romero

Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Mojo Picón

On this occasion, we present an irresistible recipe full of Mediterranean flavors: Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Mojo Picón. This delicious combination brings together the sweetness and intensity of roasted tomatoes with the fresh, herbal aroma of rosemary, creating a flavorful and characterful sauce. If you’re looking to add a touch of Mediterranean flair to your dishes, this recipe is perfect for you.

Mojo Picón is a traditional Canarian sauce typically prepared with ingredients such as peppers, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and spices. In this version, we add a delightful twist by incorporating roasted tomatoes and rosemary, creating a unique and comforting culinary experience.


  • 6 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half. Remove the seeds and place them on a baking tray, skin side up.
  3. Add the peeled garlic cloves to the tray along with the tomatoes.
  4. Drizzle the tomatoes and garlic with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes, or until the tomatoes are tender and slightly caramelized.
  6. Remove the tray from the oven and let the tomatoes and garlic cool for a few minutes.
  7. Place the roasted tomatoes, garlic, red wine vinegar, fresh rosemary, and smoked paprika in a blender or food processor.
  8. Blend the ingredients until smooth and homogeneous. Taste the sauce and adjust the amount of salt and pepper according to your preference.

Ways to enjoy the Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Mojo Picón

Dip for vegetables: The Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Mojo Picón is perfect as a dip for fresh vegetables. Cut carrots, cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, and other vegetables into sticks or slices, and serve them alongside the sauce. The smoky flavor of the roasted tomato and the herbal touch of rosemary perfectly complement the freshness of the vegetables, creating a healthy and flavorful appetizer.

Salad dressing: Use the Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Mojo Picón as a dressing for your salads. Add a few tablespoons of this delicious sauce to your green salads, pasta salads, or roasted vegetable salads to give them a Mediterranean and vibrant flavor. The roasted tomato will bring sweetness and depth of flavor, while the rosemary will add an herbal and aromatic touch. Mix the sauce well with the salad ingredients and enjoy a burst of flavors in every bite.

Marinade for meats and poultry: The Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Mojo Picón is an excellent choice as a marinade for meats and poultry. Generously coat your chicken, pork, or beef pieces with the sauce and let them marinate for at least one hour before cooking. The roasted tomato will provide juiciness and flavor to the meat, while the rosemary will contribute an irresistible aroma. Whether grilled, baked, or pan-fried, your meat will be infused with Mediterranean flavors.

Pasta sauce: Try the Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Mojo Picón as a pasta sauce. Mix the sauce with your favorite pasta, whether it’s spaghetti, penne, or linguini, and add additional ingredients such as black olives, feta cheese, spinach, or mushrooms. The result will be a delicious and comforting pasta dish with a Mediterranean twist. Serve with a sprinkle of grated cheese on top and savor a simple yet flavorful meal.

Side dish for vegetable dishes: The Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Mojo Picón is also ideal as a side dish for vegetable dishes. Drizzle the sauce over roasted vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and onions to enhance their flavor. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for vegetable sticks or as a topping for baked potatoes. The contrast between the sweetness of the roasted tomato and the herbal notes of the rosemary will elevate your vegetable dishes even more.

The Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Mojo Picón is a winning combination that brings together the sweetness of roasted tomatoes with the herbal aroma of rosemary. This versatile sauce can be enjoyed in various ways, from vegetable dips to salad dressings and meat marinades. Its Mediterranean and comforting flavor will make your dishes irresistible and full of character.

Try this delicious recipe and experiment with different ways to enjoy it. Add your personal touch by adjusting the ingredient proportions to your preference. The Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Mojo Picón will surely become a favorite in your kitchen, adding a Mediterranean touch to your meals and leaving everyone craving for more. Enjoy this exquisite combination of flavors and surprise your guests with a unique and delicious sauce!