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Sofrito Recipe

This sofrito recipe is going to change your life!

It is so flavorful and is used in many Latin American dishes.

You’ll wonder how you ever cooked without it!

vegetables and herbs for sofrito

Sofrito is very easy to make.

I like to make a big batch and freeze it for later use.

I had no idea what sofrito was until one day my friend made some stew and I was blown away by how flavorful it was.

I asked her what was in it and she told me it was sofrito.

Since then I’ve been obsessed with sofrito.

It adds so much flavor to my food!

What is Sofrito?

Sofrito is a sauce made of herbs, onions, garlic and different kinds of peppers.

It is very popular in Latin American cooking.

What do I use sofrito for?

It is used as a flavoring base for many popular recipes such as arroz con gandules, black beans, caldo de res and many others.

Sofrito ingredients

  • bell peppers (one of each color)
  • Italian parsley
  • cilantro
  • white onion
  • garlic

How to Make Sofrito

Make sure to rinse the cilantro, parsley and peppers.

Then chop up all the ingredients except for the garlic.

Just peel the garlic cloves.

chopped sofrito ingredients

Now transfer the ingredients to a blender and blend.

You can add a very little bit of water if necessary to start the blending process.

You can blend the sofrito in two batches if your blender isn’t big enough.

blending herbs and vegetables

After blending I like to transfer the sofrito to freezer safe zip loc bags.

I freeze mine so it lasts longer.

I really like having homemade frozen sofrito in the freezer that way I don’t have to go through all the work of chopping and blending the ingredients.

It’s a great idea to freeze the sofrito in small portions that way you don’t end up defrosting more than you need for a recipe.

sofrito in plastic bags

Homemade Sofrito Recipe

You’re going to love homemade sofrito.

It’s so much better than storebought.

Just a small amount gives amazing flavor!

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

If you enjoyed this recipe please give it a rating below.

Thank you for visiting!

vegetables and herbs for sofrito
4.67 from 3 votes

Sofrito Recipe

Sofrito is a delicious sauce made of herbs

Course Side Dish
Cuisine latin american
Keyword sofrito, sofrito recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Calories 238 kcal
Author carissa perez


  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 1 head garlic peeled


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until blended well.

  2. Store blended sofrito in a container in the fridge or in freezer safe bags for freezing,

Nutrition Facts
Sofrito Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 1593mg46%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 13472IU269%
Vitamin C 713mg864%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Caldo de Res Recipe (Beef Soup) - Thrift and Spice

Saturday 28th of August 2021

[…] caldo also has sofrito in it which gives it a really incredible […]


Monday 9th of August 2021

Curious, how do you use Sofrito? It looks delicious...I am thinking soups and guisados.


Thursday 12th of August 2021

I use it in soups and it is also used in a lot of Puerto Rican recipes such as arroz con gandules.


Saturday 9th of January 2021

Been having it made by others. Im going to make my own later on today


Saturday 28th of March 2020

This recipe sounds delicious! I would love some other suggestions of how you use this!

olivia rieckenberg

Friday 21st of February 2020

Hey, looks good but what do you put this in besides the two foods mentioned in the post?

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