Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

This garlic sauce is perfect served with plantain chips, yuca chips, patacones or over baked potatoes or grilled chicken. It is a versatile and tasty sauce.

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This Garlic sauce It is a simple and popular Colombian garlic sauce, made with a mixture of mayonnaise, fresh garlic, lime juice, and cilantro.

This sauce is absolutely delicious, versatile and very easy to make.


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mayonnaise: To make this sauce, use good quality yogurt. If you prefer, you can also replace the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt for a lighter version.

Garlic: Use fresh garlic cloves.

Coriander: If you don't like cilantro, replace it with parsley.

Seasoning: Salt and lime juice.

How to Make the Best Garlic Sauce

  • Blend all ingredients until well combined. Scrape down sides if necessary.
  • Taste the sauce and add more salt if necessary.
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What to serve with this recipe

In Colombia this garlic sauce is used as a dip for patacones (fried green plantains), plantain chips, French fries and yuca chips, and as a garnish for dresgranad corn coba (a dish of corn and cheese), hamburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches.

This garlic dip recipe is very easy to make and very addictive. It will take your fries to the next level.

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Garlic Sauce Recipe Tips

If you love garlic like me, this sauce is perfect for you, but if you prefer a more delicate flavor, just roast the garlic in the oven before making the sauce.

This time I prepared this sauce using supermarket-bought mayonnaise, but you can also use homemade mayonnaise.

To mix the ingredients I used a blender, but you can also use a food processor.

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Storage instructions

This garlic sauce recipe can be doubled to serve a crowd. Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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Other sauce recipes you might want to try:

Avocado sauce

Pink sauce

Colombian Hot Sauce (Aji Picante)

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Garlic Sauce Recipe

Erica Dinho

Preparation time 10 minutes

Total time 10 minutes

Course Aperitif

Kitchen Colombian

Portions 1 cup

Calories 1554 kilocalorie


  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 5 fresh garlic cloves bald
  • ¼ cup of fresh coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 spoons fresh lime juice


  • If you prefer a milder flavor, use roasted garlic.
  • You can store this garlic sauce in the refrigerator for up to 2 days in an airtight container.
  • For this recipe, use a good store-bought mayonnaise. If you're feeling more adventurous, make your own mayonnaise.
  • This sauce can be used as a dip for yuca and potato chips, plantain chips, and to garnish grilled chicken, or added to burgers, wraps, and sandwiches.


Calories: 1554kilocalorieCarbohydrates: 9GProtein: 3GFat: 168GSaturated fats: 26GPolyunsaturated fats: 100GMonounsaturated fat: 38GTrans Fats: 1GCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 2009mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 1GSugar: 5GVitamin A: 432IUC vitamin: 15mgSoccer: 52mgIron: 1mg

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