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Mote de Queso (Colombian Cheese and Yam Soup)

Erica Dinho
5 from 16 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 ñame about 3 pounds peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • ½ cup white onion diced
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 7 cups of water
  • 1 cup crumbled cheese feta cheese
  • Fresh cilantro to garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of one lime


  • Place the ñame and water in a medium pot. Cook over medium heat for about 45 minutes or until the ñame is soft and tender.
  • While the ñame is cooking, prepare the sofrito for the soup by heating the oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add the onions, scallions, tomato, garlic and cumin. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are tender, about 7 minutes. Set aside.
  • Turn the heat to low and add the sofrito and cheese to the cooked ñame. Let cook for about 10 more minutes. You can add more water if the soup is too thick. The consistency of the soup should be creamy with small tender chunks of ñame. Add salt to taste, mix well and remove from the heat.
  • Add lime juice and serve immediately.
Keyword colombian soup
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