Saturday, July 2, 2011


Sofrito is a staple in Puerto Rican cooking.  It is what gives it a distinctive flavor.    Of course I would like it since it is made up of my favorite cooking staples~~  onions and peppers. This is my version:

1 Yellow onion
1/2 Red bell pepper
1/2 Green bell pepper
1/2 Jalapeno pepper
2 Cloves garlic
1 handful of cilantro
1 tbl olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
2 TBl  Olive oil
1 Tbl Lime juice

Chop the vegetables up just enough to fit in the food processor.  You really need a food processor for this because you want this to all blend into a smooth sauce.  Throw everything into the food processor and blend until fairly smooth - like the picture.  

You can make up more and freeze it.   You can put this is stews and soups and sauces.  I like it on rice.


  1. Is this your birthday condiment?? Happy birthday!

  2. Yes except it's not a condiment, I forgot to mention, you need to saute this stuff --you don't eat it raw.