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No recipe image available.Sofrito—the foundation of many Latin Caribbean dishes—is a versatile and aromatic puree of tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, onions and garlic.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 medium green peppers, ribs and seeds removed
1 red sweet pepper, ribs and seeds removed
2 large tomatoes, peeled and seeded
2 medium onions, peeled
1 head of garlic, peeled
1 bunch cilantro leaves
1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley leaves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth and paste-like.
  2. Store in a glass container in the refrigerator for immediate use or freeze small portions (1/4 cup to 1/2 cup) for use as needed.

Makes about 1 quart.