Cuban Mojo Potatoes – A Delicious Side Dish with Chili, Garlic & Lime

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These Cuban Mojo Potatoes are so versatile, they can be cooked on a BBQ grill or in the oven. The flavour combinations of cilantro, chili flakes, lime, and garlic really bring the authentic spicy delights of Cuba to your summer BBQ.

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Cuban Mojo Potatoes

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.

If you’re looking for a different type of side dish to serve, you have to try these Cuban Mojo Potatoes.

They’re perfect for summer as they can be cooked in a foil packet on the grill, giving them a wonderful smoky touch (especially if you cook over charcoal instead of gas).

The lime adds a refreshing zing, the onions caramelize, and you can add enough red chili flakes to your personal tastes – either very mild, or very hot, or somewhere in between. And you can forget the garlic, which always makes food taste good!

Pair the mojo potatoes with grilled fish, shrimp or chicken along with a green salad for a tasty summer dinner. Or you could also cook up our Cuban Mojo Pork recipe to enjoy with the potatoes too.

Ingredients for Cuban Mojo Potatoes

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.

It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, and pepper, as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen already. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

  • Fresh Produce – Yukon Gold or Maris Piper Potatoes, Limes, Red Onion, Garlic, Cilantro (Coriander), Green Onions (Spring Onions/Scallions)
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

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Delicious Cuban Mojo Potatoes

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Cuban Mojo Potatoes on the BBQ

How Do I Make Cuban Mojo Potatoes?

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How to Make Cuban Mojo Potatoes

Cuban Mojo Potatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

These Cuban Mojo Potatoes are so versatile, they can be cooked on a BBQ grill or in the oven.


  • 1½ lbs (680g) Yukon Gold or Maris Piper Potatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (sea salt flakes)
  • 1 lime, cut into 6 wedges
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp diced garlic
  • 3 scallions (green onions/spring onions), sliced
  • 1-2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro (fresh coriander)


  1. Using a BBQ Grill, turn grill on and allow to heat up for 10 minutes.
  2. Place a large sheet of foil onto a baking tray.


    Cubed potatoes mixed
  3. Place all ingredients into the center of the foil, except the cilantro

    Potato mixture on foil
  4. Cover ingredients with two layers of foil and crimp or fold around the edges to seal.
  5. Place the potatoes over the hottest part of the grill
  6. Rotate the potatoes every 10 minutes for about 50-60 minutes
  7. Remove from grill, unwrap, top with cilantro and enjoy!



Alternatively, prepare the potatoes as directed and roast in a hot oven until tender. Garnish with cilantro before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

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