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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 Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Condiments, Sauces
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Keyword: Sofrito, Sofrito recipe
Servings: 80 servings
Calories: 8kcal
Author: Cindy

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions yellow or white
  • 3 green bell peppers
  • 10 aji dulce peppers or 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 head garlic peeled
  • 1 large bunch cilantro
  • ½ bunch 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 into pieces.
  • To a blender or food processor, add onions, green bell peppers, red bell peppers (or aji dulce), tomatoes and garlic.
  • Blend until the ingredients form a coarse mixture.
  • Add cilantro, recao, salt and pepper. Blend again until finely minced.
  • Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container or jar for later use. Good for up to 10 days if kept refrigerated.

Notes

  • Recipe yield: 5 cups of sofrito (abut forty 2-tablespoon servings)
  • Increase garlic if you would like a spicier sauce or cut in half for a mild flavor.
  • Recao can be substituted for additional cilantro.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg