Basic Sofrito

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Ratings (57)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 quart (Serves 8)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
50 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sofrito is a versatile, aromatic puree of tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, onions, and garlic. It's the foundation of many Spanish influenced dishes. There are many variations of this recipe. This one uses ingredients that are easy to find in any grocery store for those who do not live near a Caribbean or West Indian grocer.

Store sofrito in a glass container in the refrigerator for immediate use or freeze sofrito in 1/4 to 1/2 cup portions for use at any time.


  • 2 medium green peppers, seeds removed
  • 1 red sweet pepper, seeds removed
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 medium onions, peeled
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 bunch parsley leaves

Steps to Make It

1. Chop and blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender.

If you need a more detailed guide, consider using a sofrito step by step guide.