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Colombian Ajiaco Potato Soup

What You'll Need


¼ cup dried guascas

1 medium onion, diced

8 cups vegetable broth

2 small russet potatoes, diced

3 medium red potatoes, diced

3 medium Yukon gold potatoes, diced

2 carrots, diced

2 cups corn, fresh or frozen

6 ears of corn, fresh or frozen, cut into quarters

4 garlic cloves, crushed

Salt and pepper, to taste

½ cup green onion, chopped

Cilantro, chopped

2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Avocado, sliced

Vegan sour cream (optional)

¼ cup capers (optional)


How to Make It


1 Soak the dried guascas in a cup of hot water for 45 minutes before adding them to the soup.

2 Sauté the onion in a hot skillet for about 3-4 minutes.

3 Add the potatoes, carrots, corn, vegetable broth, and soaked guascas, and bring to a boil.

4 Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.

5 Add the garlic and simmer for another 10 minutes or until the potatoes begin to break apart.

6 Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7 Remove from heat and add lemon juice.

8 Serve topped with green onions, cilantro, avocado, and optional sour cream and capers.

Cooking Tips

You can find guascas in most Latin markets, or you can order them online. Don't omit them!

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