Sofrito is the base for most Puerto Rican dishes and can be added to beans, rice, soups, stews, you name it.

Puerto Rican Sofrito Recipe

Chef Anthony Alvarez Makes Sofrito

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sides
Cuisine Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Servings 8 meals


  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 cubanelle seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Cilantro leaves chopped
  • 9-10 cloves garlic whole
  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 3-4 green onions chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons oregano fresh
  • 2 tablespoons oregano fresh


  • Add all ingredients to food processor. If desired, add enough water or oil enough to blend. (I don’t add liquid when using a food processor). Blend to desired texture.
  • Store in an airtight glass jar in the refrigerator or freeze in ice cubes.