Pauline’s travel at home blog


Hi, welcome to this blog!
My name is Pauline and I studie Management Tourism in Breda, The Netherlands. I love to travel and get every opportunity to visit new places. Unfortunately, that’s not possible at the moment. That’s why I’m trying to bring other countries to you!

Today I’m taking you to the Peruvian cuisine.

Peru has been voted ‘best culinary destination in the world’ several times. 3 of the 50 best restaurants in the world can be found in Lima. The country has one of the most varied cuisines in the world with influences from India, Spain, Africa and Asia. Common ingredients are fish and shellfish, but also quinoa, lime, Spanish peppers and sweet potatoes. The potato is originally from Peru. Of the 5.000 known varieties, more than 3.000 grow in Peru! There are potatoes in many shapes, colour and flavors. The following recipe is inspired by Peruvian cuisine and highly recommended!


Peruvian potato soup


1/2 kilo potatoes
1/2 kilo sweet potatoes
2 onions
1 courgette
200gr feta cheese
50gr cashew nuts
4 tsp paprika powder
4 tsp ground cumin seed
some fresh coriander by taste

(The ingredients are based on 4 persons)

Step 1: Prepare the broth. Chop the garlic and the onion. Peel the sweet potato and potatoes and cut into cubes of about 3 cm. Cut the courgette into 1 cm cubes.

Step 2: Heat half the olive oil in a soup pan and fry the garlic and onion for 2 minutes on medium heat. Then add the cumin and paprika and fry them. Then add the broth, potatoes and sweet potato. Bring this to the boil and lower the heat to medium heat. Cover the pan and simmer the potatoes and sweet potato for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Cut the feta cheese and (if you want) the fresh coriander. Chop the cashew nuts into pieces. Heat the rest of the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the cubes of courgette until they are brown. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 4: Puree the soup with a hand blender. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper and, if necessary, add extra water to dilute the soup.

Step 5: Divide the soup over deep plates or bowls and garnish with the feta cheese, cashew nuts, fried courgette and coriander.

Tip: you can add baguette and a good glass of wine 😉 . Bon appetit!