Sofrito is a flavorful cooking base for all sorts of dishes. It has countless variations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This Puerto Rican sofrito contains tomatoes, onions, garlic, bell pepper and cilantro. Make a batch to use for flavoring rice, stews and much more. Try it in Mofongo Dressing for Thanksgiving (see Associated Recipes). Source:, October 2019

Illyanna Maisonet


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Process tomato in a blender until finely chopped. Add onion and garlic; process until finely chopped and incorporated. Add bell pepper and cilantro; process until the mixture is well combined and mostly smooth. Use the sofrito immediately, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day, or freeze for up to 3 months.



To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day or freeze for up to 3 months. Freeze sofrito in an ice cube tray; transfer frozen cubes to a sealable plastic bag and defrost as needed.

Nutrition Facts

9 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 7 mg sodium. 103 mg potassium; 1.9 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 0.5 g protein; 932 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mg vitamin c; 11 mcg folate; 13 mg calcium; 5 mg magnesium;