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Puerto Rican Sofrito

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 16
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To Puerto Ricans, sofrito is a staple item for an endless number of beloved meals. Its simple preparation using cilantro, coriander, onion, garlic, bell pepper, and the go-to fave sweet pepper make any Puerto Rican sofrito recipe the easy way to complete any menu. Ready to learn how to make Puerto Rican sofrito? Dive right in…Oh and if you can’t find those precisous Cabunela peppers, you can sub in mini sweets and it will taste just as fresh and delicious.
by Jeannette Quiñones Cantore
Updated May 30, 2024
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  • 1 lb sweet peppers
  • 4 Cubanela peppers
  • 4 large onions
  • 2 bunches fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  • 1
    Wash and cut peppers, onions and cilantro into small pieces. Place in a food processor or blender along with garlic and oregano. Process until you have the desired consistency.
  • 2
    Add salt and oil, then mix with a spatula. Divide the mixture into 2 containers with lids. Sofrito can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days or stored in the freezer until ready to use.

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