Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

Salsa de Ajo is a popular and simple Colombian sauce made with a mixture of mayonnaise, fresh garlic, lime juice and cilantro.

In Colombia this garlic sauce is used as a dip for patacones (fried green plantains), plantains chips, French fries and yuca fries, and as a topping for mazorca dresgranada (a corn and cheese dish), hamburgers, hot dogs and sandwiches.

Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

This Salsa de Ajo is very easy to make and very addictive. This time I made this garlic sauce using store bought mayonnaise, but you can use homemade mayonnaise as well, if you prefer.

Buen provecho!

Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)



  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt or to your taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)


  1. Blend all the ingredients until well blended.
  2. Taste and add more salt if necessary.
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  1. says

    Interesting ! I <3 Garlic so I'll have to try this sometime. It's similar to my Onion dip recipe where you just grate an onion into mayo, add salt, pepper, a dash of Tapatio, Lime juice, and a dash of soy sauce. The more onion you add the more onion flavor. I love it just dipping crackers, plain potato chips, etc. So I'm gonna try this one too.

  2. Alejandra says

    Erica, do you think (or do you know), is this sauce similar to the one they use at “El Sandwich Cubano” restaurants in Colombia?

  3. says

    Wow awesome recipe, in colombia there was a sandwich spot that had a delicious Ajo sauce, Im def going to try this out can’t wait, Thanks For Sharing !!!

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