This isn’t a soffrito, strictly speaking; soffrito is usually a mixture of onions, carrots, and celery softened with olive oil or butter. I’m calling it a soffrito because it’s based on a Trader Joe’s Soffrito seasoning blend I like but wanted to play with the blend. I like using it for hamburgers, meatloaf or other meat recipes.
- 1⁄4 cup minced dehydrated onion
- 1⁄4 cup minced sun-dried tomato
- 1 tbsp. sea salt
- 2 tbsp. minced dehydrated garlic
- 1 tbsp. crushed red pepper
- 2 tsp. minced dehydrated parsley
- 2 tsp. minced dehydrated rosemary
- 1 tsp. minced dehydrated sage
- 1 tsp. crushed chili pepper
Three notes here: This is based on a Trader Joe’s soffritto seasoning blend I like. If you don’t want to bother with making it yourself, by all means get some from Trader Joe’s.
Also: These are the amounts of each spice I like best; you’re of course welcome to adjust it to get a blend you prefer.
Finally: You can use powdered or prepackaged spices instead of mincing and drying them yourself. I like using fresh ingredients when I can, but if you do use any ready-made spices it will change the taste of the end product so you’ll want to experiment with it to get the taste you like.