• 1/2 white or yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or other mild-flavored oil
  • 2-3 potatoes depending on size
  • 1/4-1/2 bunch cilantro with stems and all
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • Salt and pepper
  • To serve
  • Toasted peanuts or slivered almonds


  1. In a pot, brown the onion in the oil for 3-5 minutes until translucent.
  2. Add the diced potatoes. Pour the broth or water until the potatoes are covered, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are almost broken up.
  3. Let them cool a little before blending them. The potato keeps a lot of heat. Meanwhile, chop the cilantro.
  4. Blend the potatoes until the soup is the consistency you like. Sometimes you have to put more water in the blender because the potato tends to thicken a lot. Then add (still in the blender) the cilantro little by little until it is to your liking, and finally the salt and pepper.
  5. Once it is served, add the peanuts or almonds.

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