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Sofrito

Yield 3 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
This mixture of onion, garlic, and bell peppers is a basic building block for many recipes, akin to the French mirepoix.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Annatto Oil or olive oil
  • 3 cups finely chopped onion
  • 3 cups finely chopped red and green bell peppers (1 1/2 cups each)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 49
  • caloriesfromfat 50 %
  • fat 2.5 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 6.4 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 54 mg
  • calcium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat Annatto Oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 1 minute. Add bell peppers and garlic. Cook 10 minutes; stir frequently. Stir in cilantro and remaining ingredients.