Puerto Rican Sofrito

Learn how to make my version of Puerto Rican Sofrito and use it as an easy and flavorful base for stews, rice dishes, and more! 

  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Puerto Rican, Bases, Sauces
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican, Caribbean
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup cilantro (you can also use ½ cup of culantro if you have it!) 
  • 1 jalapeno (optional)


  1. Peel and roughly chop onion and garlic. Roughly chop bell pepper and jalapeno (if using), taking time to remove the seeds.
  2. In a food processor combine all ingredients and pulse until a consistent mix is formed. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Use as a base for any savory dish you like! 

Keywords: Puerto Rican Sofrito