Ajiaco de Ollucos

Yield: 4


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup small diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Paste
  • 2 tablespoons Yellow Peruvian pepper Paste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 Mint sprigs
  • 2 Black mint sprigs
  • 1 Lb. golden potatoes
  • 1 cup fava beans
  • ½ Lb. Ollucos
  • 1 ½ cups of vegetable broth
  • ½ cup evaporated milk of half and half
  • 1 cup medium diced fresh cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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  1. Preheat over medium a heavy bottom pot, add oil, sauté onions, garlic paste, and Yellow Peruvian Pepper paste for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Once the onion looks translucent, add cumin, potatoes, fava beans, ollucos, sprigs of mint and black mint, and vegetables broth.
  3. Add salt and pepper to the taste, stir. Cover with lid. And cook for approximately 6 minutes or until potatoes are soft enough to pierce with a fork.
  4. Add milk and cheese with the rest of sprigs of mint and black mint. Simmer for a couple of minutes.

Serving suggestions: With Sarza Criolla, fried or poached eggs, and fresh minced black mint.