Stay Warm This Winter With These 5 Delicious Latin Soups
Looking for a new way to get warm this winter? Tired of your go-to chicken soup? Spend a lazy day at home making one of these five yummy Latin soups. It might be snowing outside, but la pachanga is just getting started indoors!
Sopa de Tortilla
If we have to describe tortilla soup in just once sentence, we’d say it’s comfort food in a bowl. Corn tortilla pieces are fried crispy and added to a soup made of chicken stock, tomato, onion, chile ancho, and cilantro. Popular sides for this soup include aguacate, shredded chicken, queso fresco, and heavy cream.
This Colombian soup is made with chicken, papas criollas, and guascas, a special herb that gives it un sabor único y delicioso! When the weather outside gets frightful, curl up inside with a big bowl of this Colombian comfort food.
Locro de papas
Locro de papas is the most amazing potato soup! Thank you Ecuador! It’s made with potatoes, onion, garlic, cumin, achote, milk, queso and cilantro. A perfect mix for keeping warm. Top it off with some extra shredded cheese for some extra flavor.
Aguadito de pollo
This traditional Peruvian chicken soup is colloquially called "levantamuertos" because it’s something you’d have at dawn after a night of partying. The warm chicken soup helps sooth the body. The soup’s lovely green color comes from cilantro, one of the aguadito’s main ingredients. This is truly a one-pot meal!
Talk about a ballsy soup! We mean that literally. This thick yellow Paraguayan soup is full of bolitas made from cornmeal, corn flour, and cheese. The soup’s repetitive name comes from the Guarani word for little balls. This soup will keep you warm in cold winter months because it’s very rich in carbs and proteins.
If you’re ever in Paraguay in winter and you want to get warmed up, don’t ask for sopa. If you do, you’ll be given what we like to call Paraguayan corn bread. Its a spongy cake made with corn flour, queso and milk, among other things like pork fat and onions. This is one sopa that you’d have to eat with your hands!