Photographed by Ashley Arpel Greenwald
My garden is overflowing with chili peppers, bell peppers, tomatoes and cilantro. Curiously, they were growing next to each other. I think they so wanted to be with each other in a recipe! Sofrito is the answer–a Puerto Rican raw salsa. There are many different geographical variations of this fresh mixture of onions, garlic, cilantro, aji dulce peppers, tomatoes, and red & green bell pepper, quickly chopped into a fine paste in a food processor. What you’re left with is enough sofrito to add some serious flavor to weeks of meals. Think black beans, a salad dressing, cooked with roasted veggies, taco topping, and more!