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sofrito Syllabification: so·fri·to
Pronunciation: /sōˈfrēdō/

Definition of sofrito in English:


A Caribbean and Latin American sauce of tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, and herbs.
Example sentences
  • There are beautifully fried morsels of goat cheese, too, in a vibrant, tomatoey sofrito sauce that has an earthy red-chile undertone.
  • Many Puerto Rican dishes are seasoned with a savory mixture of spices known as sofrito.
  • Add 2 tablespoons Sofrito to meat and rice dishes for added flavor and seasoning.


American Spanish, from past participle of Spanish sofreír 'to fry'.

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