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3 red bell peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped
2 small yellow onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 heads garlic, peeled and minced
1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro (leaves only)
1/2 cup Raley's Spanish Olives
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 tbsp. olive oil

Leftover Sofrito can be used as a condiment or as an ingredient in other Latin American dishes.

Prep: 15 minutes, Chill: at least 1 hour, Makes: about 6 cups

1. Stir together all ingredients except seasonings and oil in a large bowl. Blend in batches in a blender or food processor until finely chopped.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients; cover and chill for at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.

(Note: May be made ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.)

Nutritional Information:
(based on 1/2-cup serving): 35 calories, 1 g protein, 2 g total fat (0 g sat., 0 g trans), 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 0 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, .6 point


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