How to Make Sofrito

by 💋❤️Diana ❤️💋

Sofrito is a mixture of fresh vegetable that is used as a base in many latin dishes .In my guides you will see me using it a lot. Here is my simple sofrito recipe. Enjoy.


  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • 1 Bunch Recao
  • 1 Large Red pepper, chopped
  • 1 Large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 Bunch Ajices gustosos(sweet peppers) about 10
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 Or 7 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons Water IF NEEDED
  • Oregano(optional)
  • Olives(optional)
  • Roasted peppers(optional)
  • Oil(optional)
  • Instructions

    Step 1


    Step 2

    Wash and dry the cilantro

    Step 3

    Wash and dry the culantro.

    Step 4

    To my left is the culantro(aka recao) to my right is the cilantro

    Step 5

    Wash, seed and chop the peppers

    Step 6

    This is Ajices gustosos(dulces), If you can not find these you can use mini sweet peppers. They usually come in a bag of different colors. Costco carries them.

    Step 7

    Clean and remove the seeds

    Step 8

    Chop your onions

    Step 9

    Dump all the ingredients in a blender or food processor in portions not all at once. Add water if needed to help it along. I forgot to take a pic of the garlic😩 add that in as well. VIP 👌

    Step 10

    We want to purée the veg not liquefy them😉😜

    Step 11

    This is the consistency I like my sofrito to have Some people Iike their's chunkier. Play around & see how you like it. Add whatever other ingredients you feel it should have. ☺

    Step 12

    After it has blended. I freeze mine in ice cube trays. You can also freeze in small containers. I prefer this option.

    Step 13

    Ready for the freezer ☺👍

    Step 14

    All frozen and ready to be bagged. I can now take what I need.

    Step 15

    Freezing sofrito is convenient. It saves me alot of time in the kitchen. I always have some in the freezer at a moments notice when I have to cook. I hope you will try it

    Step 16

    Use sofrito when making rice. Use it to flavor your pernil .😍 Use it in your next batch of beans. Use it in just about anything.