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Homemade Sofrito - Marinade & Seasoning Paste

Sofrito - the backbone of most Latin Caribbean cuisine. This marinade & seasoning paste is used to add flavor to every meal
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Marinade
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Servings: 3 cups


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 12 aji dulce a variety of baby bell peppers
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 6 leaves recaito/ culantro susbstitute cilantro if unavailable
  • 2 stalks oregano
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Combine all ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor and blend well. With the processor running, slowly add olive oil and process until thoroughly combined.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
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