These Tofu Sofritas are perfect for your next vegan fiesta. Packed with rich Latin flavor, your guests will be coming back for seconds. This dish is so simple to throw together, it makes a great weeknight dinner as well.
Sofrito denotes a sauce base used traditionally in Latin American, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish cuisine. While there is no one defined set of ingredients, it typically includes a blend of aromatic ingredients like garlic, peppers, onion, herbs and spices. The sauce serves as a base for a variety of dishes.
Sofritas, on the other hand, is a made up word in recent history. It denotes a blend of aromatic spices usually in a base of chopped protein. These Vegan Sofritas with Charred Bell Peppers pack in the flavor for a dish that will have you coming back for more!
Complete this meal with a side of delicious Homestyle Black Beans with Sweet Potato Smash.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (16 oz.) package extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
1 green bell pepper, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 medium tomato, roughly chopped
½ yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 can chiles in adobo sauce
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup water, divided, plus additional as needed
4 bell peppers, any color
Serve Sofritas in warm gluten-free tortillas topped with roasted peppers, vegan sour cream, and vegan cheese.