Basic Sofrito

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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 quart (Serves 8)
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Sofrito is a versatile, aromatic puree of tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, onions, and garlic. It's the foundation of many Spanish influenced dishes. There are many variations of this recipe. This one uses ingredients that are easy to find in any grocery store for those who do not live near a Caribbean or West Indian grocer.

Store sofrito in a glass container in the refrigerator for immediate use or freeze sofrito in 1/4 to 1/2 cup portions for use at any time.

What You'll Need

  • 2 medium green peppers, seeds removed
  • 1 red sweet pepper, seeds removed
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 medium onions, peeled
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 bunch parsley leaves

How to Make It

1. Chop and blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender.

Learn to make sofrito step by step.

Guide's Response to User Reviews
In order to leave a fair and accurate review, please make the recipe before posting. There are many variations of sofrito throughout the world. If you want to make a different version of sofrito please see the list of sofrito recipes. If you want to know more about the history of sofrito and how it arrived in the Caribbean, please read my in-depth article on sofrito. - Hector Rodriguez, Your Guide to Latin Caribbean Food