Mom's Homemade Sofrito


This is a paste I use mostly for making Spanish rice, but you may find other dishes to use it in as well. Store in the refrigerator.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 cups


  • 3 pounds onions, coarsely chopped

  • 3 red bell peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped

  • 3 green bell peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro

  • 2 cloves garlic


  1. Blend onions, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, cilantro, and garlic in a blender, in batches if necessary, into a smooth paste.

Cook's Note:

If paste appears very thick, thin with a little water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

16 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 77mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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