Sofrito Boricua

The sofrito is one of the most important ingredients of Puerto Rican food, since it is used to make almost all the most important dishes. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it is very simple, healthy, and also easy to prepare. It can be used to flavor many stews and dishes, including soups and rice.


Yields6 ServingsPrep Time2 minsDifficultyBeginner

Ingredients

 1 cup cilantro
 3 cilantro leaves (optional)
 6 cloves garlic
 1 small red or green peppers, deseeded
 2 sweet chili peppers, deseeded

Instructions

1

Grind everything well in a processor or blender and use in your favorite dishes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ¼ cup

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 1.2g1%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 0.3g1%

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

Ingredients

 1 cup cilantro
 3 cilantro leaves (optional)
 6 cloves garlic
 1 small red or green peppers, deseeded
 2 sweet chili peppers, deseeded

Directions

1

Grind everything well in a processor or blender and use in your favorite dishes.

Sofrito Boricua
María Hummel

María José Hummel is a nutritionist, health educator, and a currently finishing a PhD in natural medicine with an emphasis on nutrition and natural remedies. María José has been certified by the American College for Lifestyle Medicine and has completed the plant-based nutrition certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. She is also an international speaker and author, with nearly two decades of experience providing dynamic presentations and education on nutrition, health, prevention, and vegetarian cuisine. She has appeared numerous times as a guest expert on cooking and nutrition shows on 3ABN, 3ABN Latino, and several other television and radio networks in California. María José is the author of three vegetarian cookbooks, a book about reversing diabetes, and maintains websites in English and Spanish, where she provides free recipes and health information.

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