Go Back
Homemade, Puerto Rican sofrito, a blended vegetables including bell peppers, onion, garlic, and cilantro. Blended and stored in a canning jar.

Homemade Puerto Rican Sofrito Recipe

Homemade Puerto Rican sofrito recipe to use in a variety of Puerto Rican dishes including soups, stews, rice, and beans.
4.93 from 14 votes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Latin


  • 1 yellow or red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 garlic head
  • 1 bunch cilantro  (2 ounces/~56 grams)


  • First, rinse the cilantro and roughly chop it into four parts.
  • Next, cut the onion into 4 chunks.
  • Roughly chop the peppers into quarters and remove the seeds.
  • Peel and crush the garlic.
  • Next, add the onion, bell peppers, garlic, and cilantro into a food processor or blender. 
  • Finally, blend everything together until you have a chunk sofrito sauce.


  1. If you’re using a high-powered blender like a Nutribullet, blend in short pulses until chunky. 
  2. You can use regular yellow onion or red onion. It doesn’t matter. We’re using mild onions for this recipe. I've used both for a sofrito recipe. 
  3. The bunch of cilantro was about 2 ounces. 
  4. Blend the sofrito in parts. I did about 5-6 batches due to the size of my blender. 
  5. Some sofrito recipes call for olive oil or salt. I don’t add those because I like to control those particular ingredients during the actual cook. 
Keyword Affordable, Easy, Ingredient, Puerto Rican Food, Sofrito