sofrito in jar with lid

Serves: 16

Fruits and Vegetables: ⅛ cup per serving


1 small onion, peeled

2 medium cubanelle peppers, seeded (if cubanelle peppers are not available, use 1 large green or red bell pepper)

1 cup aji dulce peppers, chopped

1 medium head of garlic, cloves peeled

2 large cilantro stems with leaves

4 large recao leaves (if recao is not availble, use an additional 4 cilantro stems with leaves)


  1. Wash and prepare fresh vegetables and herbs.
  2. In a blender or food processor, chop onion.
  3. Add aji dulce, garlic, cilantro, and recao and chop.
  4. Pour mixture into a jar with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate. Sofrito will keep 3—4 days. 
  5. Use sofrito in recipes as a seasoning. Recipe yields 2 cup.


  • Instead of refrigerating, freeze sofrito in ice cube strays. Once frozen, store cubes in a freezer bag. Each cube is about 1 serving. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 tablespoons; Calories: 10; Carbohydrates: 2 g; Fiber: 1 g; Fat: 0 g; Saturated fat: 0 g; Sodium: 0 mg

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