3. Extremely Tomatoey Sofrito
You will find that sofrito can come in a number of different colors depending on the primary ingredients. All the versions that we have seen here so far, however, will be red in color, which is due to a large amount of tomato. Tomato-based sofrito is classic, it is extremely healthy, and it is delicious!
If you want to take that tomato flavor to the next level though, then you can take the previous extra simple recipe and then add in sun-dried tomatoes (with the sauce) and tomato puree. The sun-dried tomatoes bring a rich and almost savory flavor, while also providing yet more oil.
Tomato is extremely healthy and is actually one of the best sources of antioxidants. For those not familiar with the term, an antioxidant is a substance that combats the effects of free radicals – those being molecules that react with cell walls and damage them.
Free radicals can eventually cause so much damage to the cell walls that the damage becomes visible as physical indications of aging. Eventually, this damage can even penetrate the nucleus to affect the DNA – causing mutations that might lead to cancer.