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Puerto Rican Sofrito


Are you looking to explore cooking dishes from other cultures? Now you can start cooking up Puerto Rican dishes with this Sofrito recipe


  • 2 green peppers (quartered)
  • 2 red onions (quartered)
  • 3 to 4 Bunches of Cilantro (chopped)
  • Lime juice from a whole lime
  • 2 garlic heads (throw in whole cloves)
  • 2 cups of cachucha peppers/aji dulces (or more bell pepper, I use more green bell pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper


  1. Throw all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until you get desired consistency of salsa.



Culantro is the traditional herb used in this recipe however, they are extremely hard to find in the U.S. It is very similar to cilantro in taste but one bunch of culantro is equal to up to 10 times the flavor of regular cilantro. If you do come across this herb then just use one bunch of culantro in replacement of the 3 to 4 bunches of cilantro listed above.

The aji dulces are also extremely hard to find in the U.S. (Florida has them!) they are a sweet pepper from Puerto Rico, if you can’t find them then replace them with Bell peppers or in a pinch I’ve been able to use sweet banana peppers.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

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