Puerto Rican Sofrito


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 cups


  • 1 medium Roma tomato, roughly chopped

  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, roughly chopped

  • 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped


  1. 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 (per serving)

9 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Serving Size 2 Tbsp.
Calories 9
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 1%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 932IU 19%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 11mcg 3%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 5mg 1%
Potassium 103mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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