Spanish Spicy Garlic Sauce

This powerful sauce is exceptional, especially when made with the best extra-virgin olive oil and freshest garlic possible. An old fashioned mortar and pestle creates a more textured sauce while a mini processor works great but produces a slightly smoother, less earthy sauce. This sauce compliments paella mixta beautifully.

spanish garlic sauce

Spicy Garlic Sauce

This is a delicious condiment that's great on grilled meats and even better accompanying paella.
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Course: Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • mini food processor or mortar and pestle


  • 1/2 cup Red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp Hot red or green pepper
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 8 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Dried thyme
  • ½ tsp Dried oregano
  • ¼ cup Flat leaf parsley, minced
  • 1 cup Extra virgin olive oil


  • Mash a paste of sweet and hot peppers, cumin, salt, garlic, thyme, oregano, and 4 tbsp parsley. Stir in remaining parsley and olive oil. Transfer to a lidded jar. Store in refrigerator and shake before pouring in a small bowl and serving.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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