Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

by Erica Dinho on February 11, 2014

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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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa February 12, 2014 at 5:51 AM

Fantastic! So many things this can go with…


2 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 12, 2014 at 12:07 PM

We love garlic sauce too!


3 rebecca February 12, 2014 at 11:10 PM

oh i love the sound of this esp with all the garlic


4 ela@GrayApron February 13, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Oh mine! This one looks delicious! Garlic and cilantro…loooove it! :) ela


5 Dedy@Dentist Chef February 13, 2014 at 4:08 AM

wow, what a tasty dip!!!
btw, my oven baked panko crushted grouper fillet would be perfect with your salsa de ajo, i just hope that i lives next to your home……


6 Von February 13, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Hi Erica, thanks for visiting my blog too!! I don’t make dips often enough…..need to try this some time :)


7 MYT CR8TiV February 13, 2014 at 4:14 PM

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.


8 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes & Me! February 18, 2014 at 7:39 AM

It’s addictive!!!!


9 Alejandra February 24, 2014 at 9:34 PM

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


10 Erica Dinho February 25, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Hi Alejandra,

It is VERY similar..but,theirs has more garlic flavor!


11 Mayito Castillo March 31, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Me enanta sta salsa, teniendo la receta la hare muy seguido. Gracias por compartirla!


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