Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 80
“Sofrito is the base for most Puerto Rican dishes, and this one is better than store bought (difficult to find in the stores in the Western United States). This can be added to beans, rice, soups, stews, you name it.”

Puerto Rican Sofrito Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cuisine: Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Servings: 8 small bowls


  • chopped
  • 1 red bell peppers seeded and chopped
  • 10 ajies dulces peppers tops removed
  • 3 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 4 onions cut into large chunks
  • 3 medium heads garlic peeled
  • 25 leaves cilantrowith stems
  • 25 leaves recao or culantro
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

Mike Gonzalez
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