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Simple Sofrito

A simple and tasty condiment made with onion, bell pepper, garlic and cilantro. Delicious and easy to make.

Utilize your food processor to make this Sofrito in a snap.

Want to amp up your everyday cooking?  Learn to cook with sofrito, an aromatic staple in Spanish, Portugese and South American homes. Versions vary from country to country, family to family.  You won’t be disappointed, whip up a batch and keep some in the fridge or freezer for convenience.   Freeze some in ice cube trays then pop them in a freezer bag.

Utilize your food processor to make this Sofrito in a snap.

This recipe only has 4 ingredients, simple.  There are an infinite number of variations including adding vinegar and tomato juice like they do in the Dominican Republic.  In Puerto Rico they use culantro (an herb similar to cilantro) and aji dolce (sweet peppers).  Play with it and have fun.  Use it in rice dishes, soups, stews and even eggs.

Sofrito, a Latin American cooking condiment that will waken your taste buds.


Dominican Republic (Sazón)- Bell peppers, onions, garlic, annatto, oregano, vinegar, tomato sauce, cilantro

Cuba (Sofrito)- Garlic, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, white wine, olive oil, oregano, bay leaf, cilantro

Yucatan (Chiltomate)- Tomatoes, habaneros, onions, cilantro, vinegar, onion, salt

France (Mirepoix)- Onions, celery, carrots

Brazil (Refogado)- Onion, garlic, green onion, bacon, celery, leek, green pepper

Utilize your food processor to make this Sofrito in a snap.

Simple Sofrito

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A basis for many Puerto Rican dishes, this sofrito has only 4 ingredients and is super easy.


  • 1 onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch of cilantro


  1. Peel and roughly chop onion.
  2. Seed the bell pepper and chop.
  3. Peel garlic.
  4. Place all in food processor and blend into a rough puree.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 12Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

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