Ajilimojili (Puerto Rico)


A dressing, dipping sauce, or marinade with olive oil, lemon or lime juice, garlic and other seasonings. Use with grilled meat or seafood.


1 chili pepper (optional, red chili, sliced)
2 bell pepper (red, seeds removed, chopped)
4 clv garlic (peeled and roughly chopped)
1⁄2 t pepper (crushed peppercorns)
1⁄2 t salt (or to taste)
5 T lime juice (or lemon juice)
1⁄2 c olive oil
4 T coriander (finely chopped)


  1. Blend chili, if using, peppers, garlic, salt, peppercorns, and lime juice into a paste - or crush them into a paste with mortar and pestle.
  2. Mix in olive oil, a little at a time.
  3. Garnish with chopped coriander.
1 cup
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
20 minutes


easy, condiments
sauces, dips, marinades
Puerto Rican food recipes
Food in America


Substitute lime juice with the same amount of lemon juice, vinegar, or a combination of the two. By all means, add more chili, if you like a hot sauce.

Other seasonings that work well with this sauce are ground cumin and dried oregano.


Caribbean cuisine