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).

Illyanna Maisonet
Source:, October 2019


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.


Nutrition Facts

9.3 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 1.9g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.7g 3% DV; sugars 0.7g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 931.6IU 19% DV; vitamin c 10.8mg 18% DV; folate 10.7mcg 3% DV; calcium 13.1mg 1% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 5.4mg 2% DV; potassium 103.3mg 3% DV; sodium 6.8mg; thiaminmg 2% DV.