Sofrito is the secret ingredient in many Latin Caribbean dishes and it’s so easy to make. It’s a versatile, aromatic puree of tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, onions, and garlic. You may use a food processor or blender for desired results. This recipe makes about 1 quart of Sofrito.
Peel garlic and chop ingredients into sizes that are small enough to fit into a food processor or blender. Place the chopped ingredients into the food processor or blender and blend all ingredients together well.
Tip: If you find it necessary to add liquid, you may add water or olive oil a tablespoon at a time.
For immediate use, store in a glass container. Plastic containers are not ideal because plastic will absorb the odor of garlic and onions. For future use, freeze Sofrito in ¼ to ½ cup portions for use at any time.