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Puerto Rican Sofrito

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

4
cubanela peppers (or 2 green bell peppers)
4
large onions
3
garlic cloves
1
lb sweet peppers
1
cilantro bunch
1
coriander bunch
2
tablespoons fresh oregano
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup vegetable oil

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
271.4
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15.9g
24%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Sodium
603.3mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
32.4g
11%
Dietary Fiber
10.9g
43%
Sugars
14.1g
Protein
5.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
427.50%
428%
Calcium
13.90%
14%
Iron
17.30%
17%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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If you can’t find sweet peppers or cilantro, make the sofrito without them.

Directions

  • 1 Wash and cut all the ingredients into small pieces. Place in a food processor or blender and process. Process until you have the desired consistency (in the food processor you will get larger chunks, while in the blender you will get a more homogeneous texture).
  • 2 Add salt and oil, then mix with a spatula. Dive the mixture into 2 containers with lids. Freeze and it will last a few months or up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

To us Puerto Ricans, sofrito is the base and staple ingredient for many of our meals. Its preparation is simple: cilantro, coriander, onion, garlic, bell pepper, and our favorite ingredient: sweet pepper. If you’re in the United States and can’t find this type of pepper, you can use mini sweet peppers. I’ve used them a few times myself. You can make a large batch of sofrito, freeze it and that way you are always ready to cook. Try it!

Rate and Comment

Jeannette Quinones Jeannette Quinones
September 20, 2016

To us Puerto Ricans, sofrito is the base and staple ingredient for many of our meals. Its preparation is simple: cilantro, coriander, onion, garlic, bell pepper, and our favorite ingredient: sweet pepper. If you’re in the United States and can’t find this type of pepper, you can use mini sweet peppers. I’ve used them a few times myself. You can make a large batch of sofrito, freeze it and that way you are always ready to cook. Try it!