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By Deidre Pujols


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: 5



  • 1 whole whatever kind you prefer onion
  • 2 whole green bell peppers
  • 1 whole red bell pepper
  • 1/2 stalk fresh cilantro
  • 1 whole head garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 3/4 cup white distilled vinegar


Chop up the ingredients and put everything in the blender or food processor until it is blended.

This is one of the first things I learned to make. It is used in almost every dish and is a household must-have in the Dominican Republic. There are versions sold in the specialty markets, but I prefer to use fresh ingredients and it keeps well in the refrigerator. Many Dominican dishes call for this sazon and you can either make it in bulk or just enough for your dish. I promise you, there is no greater smell than this sazon when it hits hot oil!

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