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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.
32 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


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


  • Separate and peel garlic cloves. Place garlic and remaining
  • ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until finely
  • chopped.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 tablespoon equals 5 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.