Bowl of chicken noodle soup with side of bread
Sofrito Is The Secret Ingredient To Level Up Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is a comforting classic perfect for chilly days, and if you want to elevate your simple soup with a little extra punch of flavor, try adding sofrito.
Sofrito is a blend of aromatics and vegetables that varies from culture to culture, but typically includes garlic, tomatoes, and herbs like cilantro or parsley.
Spanish sofrito incorporates chopped onions, bell peppers, and leek in addition to tomatoes and tomato paste for a warm and earthy flavor.
Meanwhile, Puerto Rican sofrito is not cooked, but simply pureed. It uses onions, bell peppers, cubanelle peppers, cilantro, culantro, and aji peppers.
Choose the sofrito that matches your tastes and stir a tablespoon or two into your broth as it simmers. You'll have an herbal, aromatic chicken soup that's anything but bland.