This authentic sofrito recipe is a mixture of onions, peppers, garlic, and herbs blended until smooth. An uncooked puree that is used in Latin American and Caribbean cooking.
You can use this sofrito blend for making stews, Cuban black beans, soups, or congri.
What Makes This Sofrito Recipe So Good
- It’s made with fresh ingredients and no preservatives.
- This is a simple and delicious recipe that is made in under 20 minutes and you don’t need any skills in the kitchen to pull it off.
- Low carb, keto-friendly, and healthy.
- A tbsp of sofrito adds flavor to any dish you incorporate it into.
- Onions – I used yellow onions but feel free to use red onions or Vidalia onions.
- Culantro – A similar herb to cilantro with a different aroma and flavor. Long and serrated leaves that can be found in most Hispanic grocery stores.
- Cubanelle Peppers – Also known as “Cuban peppers” and “Italian frying peppers”. Cubanelle peppers are considered sweet peppers with a touch of heat. These peppers can be found in most grocery stores.
- Ajies Dulces – Super popular in Latin America and the Caribbean although can be found in most Hispanic grocery stores.
How To Make Authentic Sofrito
Begin by washing all of the produce. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until you reach the consistency you prefer. Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.
Top Tips and Recipe Variations
- Don’t have a food processor or blender? Finely chop all of the ingredients instead.
- Although I don’t normally season sofrito, feel free to season with salt and pepper. I don’t season it because it’s used in all kinds of different recipes and each recipe is different and requires different seasonings.
- I don’t add tomatoes or red bell peppers but feel free to incorporate some tomatoes and red peppers.
- Want to make it spicy? Add some habanero peppers.
What Is The Difference Between Sofrito And Recaito?
It all depends on who you ask. Some people will tell you that sofrito is a red-based uncooked sauce while recaito is an uncooked green-based sauce. My grandmother’s sofrito always looked green, so I always make my sofrito with green veggies and herbs.
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- 2 large onions
- 12 garlic cloves
- 8 ajies dulces sweet peppers
- 2 green bell peppers
- 2 Cubanelle peppers
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 bunch culantro
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Begin my washing all of the produce. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until you reach the consistency you prefer.
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