My Three Favorite Colombian Soups

Posted on 17/02/2014


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Countries are always characterized by their most traditional foods, and, while there are many outstanding dishes in Colombia, some of the most traditional and coincidentally most delicious are soups! Many people find it surprising that a Latin American country’s traditional cuisine includes soups, as most think menus in Latin America center around beans, rice, and avocados. To give you an idea of the variety and deliciousness of Colombian traditional soups, I am going to tell you about my three most favorite soups here.


Originating from Bogotá D.C., ajiaco is also a popular and traditional soup served in the Colombian departments of Boyacá and Cundinamarca. To make ajiaco, you need chicken, corn, potatoes (yellow papas criollas and white papas sabaneras), and guasca leaves. As you let the ingredients simmer, the small yellow potatoes fall apart and melt and give the soup a thick consistency that sometimes makes you…

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