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Sofrito is a base frequently used in many Puerto Rican recipes to add bold flavor. Its texture and appearance is similar to a green salsa. You can also try it on chilies, enchiladas and tacos.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 1 medium green pepper, quartered
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 plum tomato, quartered

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 5 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Separate and peel garlic cloves. Place garlic and remaining ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped.
  2. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week. May also be frozen in small portions in resealable freezer bags for up to 1 month. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Sofrito in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p104

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