For the longest time, I used to buy sofrito at the store and not make it myself. One day, I decided to simply throw in the ingredients needed to make this sofrito. It look me less than 5 minutes to make and I used it in my chicken with sofrito sauce, and lo and behold, I never bought sofrito ever again. The intensity of the flavor from homemade sofrito far exceeds any ingredients I have ever incorporated. It is absolutely delicious! Usually some of them have cilantro and parsley, and some do not. Cubans, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans all have their own variations of sofrito sauce. This one is my favorite!
I used this homemade sofrito to make my Chicken in Sofrito Sauce, Mexican Beans with Cilantro from Scratch and Arroz con Pollo. You can buy sofrito at the store, but I HIGHLY recommend you make your own. There is so much more flavor using fresh ingredients, especially garlic and onion.
What you will need
Parsley: For best quality, use fresh parsley. I used flat leaf parsley although curly leaf works as well.
Cilantro: For best quality, use fresh cilantro. This should be found right next to the parsley in your grocery store.
Onion: I used yellow onion for this sofrito, but feel free to use white onion.
Bell pepper: You can use red, yellow or green bell peppers, but I like using green to maintain the green sofrito color.
Tomato: I used a tomato from the vine although campari or roma tomatoes work too.
How to make Sofrito Goya Recipe
Place onion and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth. Season with salt to taste. Transfer to a container with tight fitting lid.Print