Homemade Sofrito Sauce

Add flavor to your meals with this Sofrito made with fresh vegetables and herbs. You can make this sauce, which is easy to make and does not require cooking, in a food processor or blender.

January 23, 2023
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Sofrito SaucePhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 15 mins

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Finely chop the onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
  2. Rinse the coriander and roughly chop the bunch.
  3. Add onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro to a food processor or blender. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth, thick puree consistency.
  4. Use immediately or allow to cool completely before storing in a jar for up to a week.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Sofrito Sauce
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g0.3%
Sodium 151 mg6.6%
Protein 0.9 g1.8%
Potassium 154 mg3.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Tips

  • Use fresh ingredients.
  • Use a variety of herbs. Coriander and parsley are used to make a traditional sofrito. You can also use fresh herbs like thyme or basil.
  • Finely chop the ingredients. Make sure the vegetables and herbs are finely chopped to ensure the flavors are evenly distributed.
  • If the sauce is too thick, you can add water or olive oil.
  • Use a food processor or a blender.
  • You can sauté this sauce in a pan for intense flavor.
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Sofrito is a sauce or condiment used as a flavor base for many dishes in Spanish and Latin American cuisine. This pureed green sauce is perfect for adding flavor to dishes. It is usually prepared with green/red bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and herbs.

Try this delicious sofrito recipe, which you can use in many dishes, from soups to sandwiches.

What Is Sofrito?

Sofrito is the main sauce or condiment used in many Latin American and Spanish dishes. It is usually made with ingredients such as onions, garlic, peppers, cilantro and tomatoes. Traditionally made by pounding in a mortar. However, a food processor or blender can also be used.

Sofrito can be used in many dishes, such as soups, stews, or rice dishes. It can also be used as a marinade for meat. It can be used as a seasoning for sandwiches, burgers, or tacos.

What Is the Difference Between Sofrito and Salsa?

Sofrito and salsa are sauces used in Latin American and Spanish cuisine. But these two sauces are made with different ingredients. Sofrito is made with ingredients such as onions, garlic, peppers, and tomatoes; salsa is made with onions, tomatoes, and chili peppers.

What Is the Difference Between Sofrito and Sofritas?

Sofrito is a traditional sauce or condiment used in Latin American and Spanish cuisine. It is also used as the base for many dishes, such as soups, stews, and rice dishes.

Sofritas is a Mexican dish. It is prepared by seasoning tofu with sofrito.

How To Make Sofrito?

You can make sofrito sauce in a blender or in a pan. To prepare this sauce by sauteeing,

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and peppers and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until softened.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the tomatoes and continue to sauté for another 5-7 minutes, or until the tomatoes are cooked through and the mixture is thick and fragrant.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sofrito can be used immediately or stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

What To Serve with Sofrito?

Sofrito can be used in many dishes. It can be used as a base in dishes such as soups and stews. It can be served as a condiment with sandwiches, hamburgers, or tacos. It can also be used as a marinade for meat. It can be used as a sauce for pasta or rice dishes.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with sofrito:

How To Store Sofrito?

Sofrito sauce is best consumed fresh. However, it can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Store the sofrito in the jar in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze this sauce. To freeze, place the sofrito in an ice cube tray or freezer bag. Freeze for up to one month.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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