How to Make Sofrito

Sofrito is a fresh seasoning used in most Puerto Rican dishes. It can be added to rice, pork roast, stew, spaghetti sauce and many other recipes. There are different recipes for making Sofrito. This recipe is from my Puerto Rican friend, Margarita. It smells so good and adds great flavor to your food. You can add tomato sauce if you like.

Watch the video below to see how to make Sofrito and how to freeze it.




Six bell peppers
3 yellow onions
1 large bunch of cilantro
4 heads of garlic

Wash and prep all your veggies.

Pull garlic cloves apart and soak garlic cloves in cool water.
After soaking, cut off the end of each clove and it will peel easily.

Cut up stemmed & seeded bell peppers.
Put a portion of each veggie in your blender and blend until smooth. You can keep adding more veggies and blend until your blender is almost full.
Pour into a large bowl.
Continue the process until all your veggies are blended.
Mix well in bowl.
You can add a little salt if you like.
You can add other veggies if you wish.
You can find many different recipes for Sofrito.

Place in ice cube trays and or small freezer containers and freeze. When the ice cube trays are frozen you can run a little warm water over the bottom of your trays and the frozen Sofrito cubes will pop right out. Put them in a freezer bag and use 1 or 2 Sofrito cubes as needed.Each cube is about 1 tablespoon. In most recipes 2 cubes will be just about right. You don’t even have to defrost your cubes before using. If you use a small freezer container you can pull it out and keep in your refrigerator and use it daily in your cooking up to 1 week.


Published by thegingeroptimist

My name is Jan McIntyre, also known as The Ginger Optimist. I love Jesus, cooking, baking, making my own DIY products, photography, makeup, bargain shopping and encouraging others.

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