This Puerto Rican-style sofrito (not to be confused with Italian, Caribbean, Cuban, Dominican, Colombian, Haitian or Mediterranean sofritos) is made with roasted bell peppers, onion and garlic and flavored with herbs. Slideshow:  Latin American Recipes 

Emily Farris
March 2014

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 500º. Drizzle the bell pepper, onion and garlic with one tablespoon of olive oil and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast until the edges of the vegetables begin to blacken. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

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  • Peel the garlic and add to a blender with the bell pepper, onion, olive oil, lime juice and zest, olives, cilantro, oregano and cumin. Season with salt and pepper and pulse until finely processed.

Make Ahead

Puerto Rican sofrito can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to one week.