The flavor bases called sofritos exist throughout the Hispanic world, and many are made with peppers, tomatoes, onions and garlic. Blanca Arzu, a Garifuna woman from Honduras, makes a lighter, more herbal version based on cilantro, onions, garlic and sweet peppers.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Blend all ingredients until smooth in a blender; add water as necessary to keep the blades moving. Sofrito may be frozen in ice-cube trays to use as a quick flavor boost. Makes about 1 1/4 cups