The Canarian cuisine is a mixture of some native Guanche elements, as well as Spanish, African and Latin American foods. In the Canary Islands, “mojos” or sauces are made with vinegar and oil and served cold, as an accompaniment to potatoes, meat and fish.
Canarian Potato Salad aka Potato Salad with Mojo de Cilantro
adapted from essen und trinken
- Thoroughly rinse potatoes and cook in salted, gently boiling water for about 20 minutes.
- Roughly chop the cilantro and garlic clove. Place them in a blender with cumin, 1 teaspoon of salt, lemon juice and olive oil. Process to create a puree. Season with black pepper and salt to taste.
- Drain the potatoes and cut into quarters. Place them in a large bowl, add in cilantro sauce, and chopped almonds. Gently toss them together. Serve, garnished with cilantro leaves and coarse sea salt.