Ajiaco Soup

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Healthy Aijaco Soup Recipe | Low Fat and Sodium Free

Ajiaco Soup

This zesty, hearty Ajiaco Soup from the creative chefs at the Pritikin health resort is sure to fill you up and warm you up. It's also calorie-light and sodium-light.
Prep Time25 minutes
Active Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Soup/Stew, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Caribbean, Easy, Latin American
Yield: 8 1-cup servings


  • 1-1/2 cups onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup yuca (cassava) diced
  • 1 cup malanga or boniato diced
  • 5 cups vegetable broth low sodium
  • 1 ear corn on the cob cut into 1" slices, then halved
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups tomato sauce no salt added
  • 2 tablespoons Pritikin® All-Purpose Seasoning*
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions finely chopped (optional)


  • Pre-heat a large nonstick stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until translucent, stirring frequently.
  • Add diced sweet potato, carrots, yuca, and malanga or boniato.
  • Add vegetable stock and stir until vegetables are well combined. Cover and simmer until vegetables are softened and have started to break down, about 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Add corn-on-the-cob pieces and fresh corn kernels. Continue cooking until vegetables are creamy and tender.
  • Add tomato sauce and Pritikin All-Purpose Seasoning. Stir to combine.
  • Add lemon juice and chopped cilantro, to taste. Garnish, if desired, with additional chopped cilantro and chopped green onions.


* You can purchase our chefs’ Pritikin All-Purpose Seasoning online at the Pritikin Store. Or make your own salt-free, all-purpose seasoning by blending granulated onion, granulated garlic, salt-free lemon pepper, and paprika, all equal parts except paprika (cut paprika in half).
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