This mixture of onion, garlic, and bell peppers is a basic building block for many recipes, akin to the French mirepoix.


3 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

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Cooking Light

Nutritional 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


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


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.

Yvonne Ortíz-Haney,

Cooking Light

April 2001
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