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!
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 may 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 recipes!
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. It is used as a flavoring base for many popular recipes such as arroz con gandules, black beans, stews and many others.
How to Make Sofrito
You’ll need four bell peppers. I used one of each color. You’ll also need one bunch of Italian parsley and one bunch of cilantro. Lastly one white onion and one garlic head.
Make sure to rinse the cilantro, parsley and peppers. Then chop up all the ingredients except for the garlic. Just peel the garlic cloves.
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.
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.
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!
Sofrito is a delicious sauce made of herbs
- 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
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until blended well.
Store blended sofrito in a container in the fridge or in freezer safe bags for freezing,