Quick & Easy Sofrito Recipe

Make sofrito fresh year-round with these simple ingredients. Try this wonderful seasoning base, or a secret addition, to a variety of your Hispanic dishes.

What is Sofrito?

It is a wonderful seasoning base, or a secret addition, to a variety of Hispanic dishes. There are so many different recipes for Sofrito depending on geographical location but it is important to find a recipe where you are familiar with the ingredients and can find them locally. This is a sofrito recipe that is quick and easy to make, plus no cooking required.

Don’t be afraid to change the recipe, add other ingredients that will mix well with these flavors or omit other ingredients that you may not be a fan of.

Tips for the perfect Sofrito...

  1. Pick out the freshest ingredients from your local supermarket or farmers market. It is even better when grown in your garden.
  2. Easy to double recipe and make plenty to use for later. We like to make a few batches at once to store in the freezer.
  3. Do not add salt to this recipe. This is important since you will use this to flavor many different dishes.
  4. Try not to add any additional liquid ingredients such as water or olive oil. It would make the sofrito runny and would become less flavorful.

Quick & Easy Sofrito


3 Green Peppers

3 Jalapeños Peppers (Optional)

3 Tomatoes

3 Medium Red Onions

2 Heads of Garlic

12 Stems of Parsley

12 Stems of Cilantro

Juice from 3 limes

2 Packets of Sazon (Or to taste)

½ tsp of Cumin

½ tsp of Oregano


Rinse all fresh ingredients before lightly chopping. Blend all fresh ingredients in a food processor or blender, whichever you prefer. Add seasonings and stir.

You can either place in a glass container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or freeze in an ice cube tray for later use.

Can be used to season meat, rice, beans, and veggies.

Easy Substitutions

*Substitute lemon for limes if needed

*Substitute red peppers for green for sweeter flavor

*Add fresh oregano if on hand (I do this in the summer)

* Can easily remove jalapeno pepper if you do not like spice. You can substitute jalapeño peppers for habanero, serrano chili peppers, or whichever spicy pepper you prefer.


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