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Sofrito Puertorriqueño

I am from Puerto Rico. I grew up opening the freezer and seeing many small containers full of sofrito.  Every time we ran out, there was still more in the freezer.  My mother added sofrito to stews, soups, rice, and many other dishes.  Sofrito adds so much flavor to the food that, now as a grown woman I have always made my own.  Although you can find it in the Spanish section at most groceries stores, it does not taste as great as the one you make at home. It is very simple to make and it lasts for months in the freezer. 

These are the ingredients I use to make my beloved Sofrito. You can substitute or add other kinds of peppers and herbs.


  • 1 red onion
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 Cubanelle peppers
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 garlic bulbs
  • 2 cilantro bunches
  • 2 culantro/recao bunches


  • Wash the peppers and herbs
  • Chop onions and peppers into bigger pieces
  • Peel the garlic cloves
  • Blend all ingredients
  • Store in small containers in the freezer
  • Leave one container in the fridge for daily use
Such a flavorful addition to many dishes


I store and freeze my Sofrito in recycled plastic cups 

*Stay tune for recipes where you can use your sofrito!

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