Sofrito is an aromatic sauce that’s mild and sweet with a little kick. It’s a popular condiment for many Puerto Rican dishes and other Spanish recipes. Plus, it’s so easy to make and ready in 15 minutes!
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Sofrito

Sofrito is an aromatic sauce that’s mild and sweet with a little kick. It’s a popular condiment for many Puerto Rican dishes and other Spanish recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Condiments, Sauces
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Keyword: Sofrito, Sofrito recipe
Servings: 80 tablespoons
Calories: 7kcal
Author: Cindy

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized onions
  • 3 large green bell peppers
  • 10 aji dulce peppers or 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 1 head of garlic peeled
  • 1 large bunch of cilantro
  • ½ bunch of recao or additional 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Clean and prepare all vegetables: remove seeds from bell peppers, peel onions and cut them into small pieces.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend onions, green bell peppers, red bell peppers (or aji dulce), tomatoes and garlic.
  • Add cilantro, recao, salt and pepper. Blend until finely minced.
  • Transfer to an airtight container or jar if not using immediately. Good for up to 10 days if kept refrigerated.

Notes

  • Increase garlic if you would like a spicier sauce or cut in half for a mild flavor.
  • Recao can be substituted for additional cilantro.
  • This recipe makes about 5 cups of sofrito.

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 23.2mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg