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.


chili (optional, red chili, sliced)
bell pepper (red, seeds removed, chopped)
4 clv
garlic (peeled and roughly chopped)
1⁄2 t
peppercorns (crushed)
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.


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.