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Homemade Garlic Breadsticks with Mojo Picon Sauce

– Homemade Garlic Breadsticks with Mojo Picon Sauce –

These Homemade Garlic Breadsticks with Mojo Picon Sauce are the perfect tapas appetizer before any meal. The garlic breadsticks are soft and full of garlic flavor and the mojo picon sauce adds the perfect punch of Spanish flavor. I´m a fan of any type of homemade bread, but seriously these garlic breadsticks are beyond good and they are super easy to put together. I didn´t use yeast in this recipe so you don´t have to wait for the dough to rise, instead I used baking powder as the leavening agent. This recipe is easy to make and packs a big bold flavor, guranteed to impress anyone you serve it to 🙂 .

What is Mojo Picon Sauce?

What really takes these Homemade Garlic Breadsticks with Mojo Picon Sauce to the next level is the mojo picon sauce. This sauce originates from the Canary Islands, and is usually served up next to some salty potatoes, here is the recipe for that dish. Mojo picon sauce is basically a sauce made with bread, garlic, spices and extra virgin olive oil, it´s simple to make and really packs a HUGE flavor! you will get addicted to this sauce and you can use it in so many ways. Check out the video below on how to make Homemade Garlic Breadsticks with Mojo Picon Sauce or print out the recipe card below. Happy eating!

Watch the Video Below on How to Make Homemade Garlic Breadsticks with Mojo Picon Sauce

Homemade Garlic Breadsticks with Mojo Picon Sauce

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • -1 slice baguette
  • -3 cloves garlic
  • -2 roasted red bell peppers
  • -1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • -1/2 tsp dried cumin
  • -1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • -2 tbsp water
  • -1/4 cup extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • sea salt
  • black pepper


  • -1 cup all-purpose flour
  • -1 tsp baking powder
  • -1/2 tsp sea salt
  • -1/4 tsp sugar
  • -1 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -1/3 cup water
  • olive oil garlic powder, parsley and sea salt to coat


  1. To make the the mojo picon sauce add a 1/2 inch thick slice of baguette bread and 2 cloves of garlic to a baking tray and into a pre-heated oven, bake and broil option 210C - 410F for 15 minutes, after they have slightly cooled add the toasted bread and roasted garlics to a tall plastic cylinder or food processor, also add 1 clove of raw garlic, 2 jarred roasted red bell peppers, 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of dried cumin, 1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons of water, 1/4 cup of extra virgin Spanish olive oil and season everything with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, using a handheld mixer or food processor, puree everything until it´s well pureed, then transfer to a bowl and set aside
  2. To make the breadsticks add 1 cup of all-purpose flour into a bowl, also add 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1/4 teaspoon white sugar, mix all the dry ingredients together, then add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin Spanish olive oil and 1/3 cup of water and mix everything together until you form a dough, then knead it with your hands inside of the bowl between 1-2 minutes and shape it into a ball
  3. Sprinkle some all-purpose flour on a flat surface, add the ball of dough on top and cut it in half, shape each half into a ball and then cut each ball in half and then in half again, to end up with 8 pieces of dough, start shaping each piece of dough in the form on a long thin breadstick, between 8-10 inches long, with each one you shape add it to a baking tray lined with parchment paper
  4. Brush some extra virgin Spanish olive oil on top of each breadstick, lightly season with sea salt, garlic powder and a kiss of dried parsley
  5. Add the breadsticks to a pre-heated oven, bake and broil option 210C - 410F between 6-7 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes
  6. Add the bowl of mojo picon sauce to a place and decorate the garlic breadsticks on the dish, garnish with fresh parsley
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. Janice

    Hi! I’d like to make the Mojo Picon a little spicy. What do you think is the best way to do that?

    07 . Jun . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Adding in some hot smoked Spanish paprika 🙂 Much love!

      07 . Jun . 2022
  2. Silvia

    Que bueno! I love breadsticks so much, but I’ve never tried them with a sauce. I have to do that. You speak so well English!

    04 . Apr . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yeah the mojo picon sauce works really well with the breadsticks, thank you so much for your comment Silvia 🙂

      04 . Apr . 2018
  3. Leanne | Crumb Top Baking

    Great video! Those garlic breadsticks look so fluffy and delicious! They would definitely be a big hit in my house. I love that they don’t use yeast! And that mojo picon sauce sounds like a great dipping sauce. I think I have all the ingredients to make that right now!

    03 . Apr . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yeah the mojo picon sauce really takes this dish to the next level, you will enjoy this appetizer for sure, thanks for the comment Leanne 🙂

      03 . Apr . 2018
  4. Emma - Bake Then Eat

    Oh, my these breadsticks and dip sound amazing. I love that you made them with no yeast so they can get on my plate so much quicker!

    01 . Apr . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yeah that was the whole point, a quick appetizer with a big flavor, thanks for the comment Emma 🙂

      02 . Apr . 2018
  5. Marie -

    I love your videos Albert, they’re super easy to follow and entertaining! And can we talk about this sauce?! It sounds amazing!!

    29 . Mar . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you so much for your kind words Marie 🙂 truly appreciate your comment

      29 . Mar . 2018
  6. Megan

    These look delicious! I have never tried mojo picon so definitely going to give these a try! Thanks for sharing!

    28 . Mar . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      It’s a great sauce, thanks for the comment Megan 🙂

      28 . Mar . 2018

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