Latin-American-Sofrito

Sofrito! Latin Flavor All In Just One Blend

Sofrito!  Latin flavor all in just one blend. This aromatic blend of vegetables, herbs, and spices is easy to make. Sofrito comes together by combining a few fresh ingredients that are staples in the Latin American and Caribbean households. it’s very practical and a time saver when it comes to making delicious stews, soups and meats. It is also a great option for vegetarians to add flavor to dishes like beans and grains, pasta or even roasted or sauteed vegetables. Excellent for meal planning!

Jars with Sofrito

What’s  Sofrito? 

Have you ever tried sofrito? Sofrito is the base of flavor for many Caribbean and Hispanic dishes. Sofrito has many variations and names within Latin America and the Caribbean culture. In the Dominican Republic, it is called Sazon. it is traditionally made with garlic, peppers, cilantro,  cilantro (which I replaced by using parsley instead), onions, sour oranges,  olive oil,  and some salt. Other ingredients that are used in an authentic sofrito are cubanelle pepper and ajicitos gustoso (which are sweet small peppers). These are sometimes hard to find in my area so I chose not to add it this time. I also added Parsley because

Latin-American-Sofrito

This Sofrito will allow you to infuse the authentic flavors of the Caribbean culture into your meals.

This Sofrito will allow you to infuse the authentic flavors of the Caribbean culture into your meals.

 This mixture of fresh ingredients is the base for making dishes packed with a lot of flavors. Some of my recipes may call for some homemade sofrito, like my delicious Beef Soup “Sopa de Carne de Res” Spanish Style.  Sofrito-Recipe-by-asimpletweak This mixture of fresh ingredients is the base for making dishes packed with a lot of flavors.

Ingredients you’ll need :

  • Cilantro
  • Parley
  • Yellow peppers (chopped into
  • Red peppers
  • Onions
  • Garlic, tons of it 🙂
  • Sour oranges (you can substitute for lemon, lime or even apple cider vinegar)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Some other ingredients you can add:

  • Jalapenos (for a kick)
  • Green onions
  • tomatoes

How to make Sofrito:

The first step is to chop the ingredients into sizes that can fit into your food processor. I chopped the peppers and onion into fourths. The great thing about this food processor is that it does not need to have the vegetables cut too finely for it to work effectively. If you are using a blender no worries,  Just add the ingredients in small batches. Also, it is important to remove any seeds and stems from the vegetables before placing them into the food processor.

 

sofrito

Then, add the garlic, onions, peppers, cilantro, and parsley.

garlic-onion-and-peppers. Place ingredients in food processor

place the vegetables and herbs in a food processor

Add-cilantro-and-parsley

Then add salt, oil and sour orange. All these ingredients will provide enough moisture for the blend

add oil

add sour orange

 Blend away until all the ingredients are well combined!

Puree-vegetables-herbs

This recipe made enough to fill two small jars.

Two glass container of Homemade-Sofrito

How to freeze and store homemade sofrito:

I suggest storing one of the jars in the fridge to use throughout the week and the other one to freeze for future use. Make sure to stir the sofrito that is stored in the mason jars before every use for the best results. I usually like to freeze some of the sofrito into cubes size for future use. I use an ice tray to freeze them in little cubes and after frozen store them in a freezer bag. These cubes can last in the freezer for up to a year if not more:) and they will always taste as fresh as the first day it was made.

 

Sofrito-Cubes,-excellent-for-meal-prep

Freeze-the-Sofrito

Store-them-in-a-Ziplock-bag

Once I make the Sofrito, what can I use it for? 

Here are just a few of the many delicious ways to use sofrito:

Spicy Yellow  Rice with Corn

Beef Stew Caribbean Style (Carne Guisada) Recipe

 Beef Soup “Sopa de Carne de Res” Spanish Style

The list is endless! Let me know in the comment section below of other ways you used this Sofrito. I would love to expand my list!

Below you will find a convenient printable recipe card. Please, feel free to leave any comments and/or suggestions. I would be delighted to hear from you all.

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Jars with Sofrito

Sofrito! Latin Flavor All In Just One Blend

Sofrito! Latin Flavor All In Just One Blend. This aromatic blend of vegetables, herbs, and spices is easy to make. Sofrito comes together by combining a few fresh ingredients that are staples in the Latin American and Caribbean households. it’s very practical and a time saver when it comes to making delicious stews, soups, meats and an innumerable amount of other uses. Excellent for meal planning!

Course Sauce
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword Sazon,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 595 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cups garlic (tons of it :))
  • 1/2 cup sour orange (you can substitute for lemon, lime or even apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Add the garlic and roughly chop the cilantro, parsley, onions, and peppers.
  2. Add salt, oil and, sour orange. All these ingredients will provide enough moisture for the blend

  3. Blend away!

    I like my Sofrito finely chopped

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

How to Freeze and Store Homemade Sofrito:

  • I use an ice tray to freeze them in little cubes and store it in a ziplock bag.
  • These cubes can last in the freezer for up toa year if not more:) and they will always taste as fresh as the first day it was made.
  • Make sure to stir the sofrito that is stored in the fridge before every use for the best results.
Nutrition Facts
Sofrito! Latin Flavor All In Just One Blend
Amount Per Serving
Calories 595 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 920mg26%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 2302IU46%
Vitamin C 189mg229%
Calcium 311mg31%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate

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