Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


2 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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 chiles, enchiladas and tacos. —Oak Creek, Wisconsin


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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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