Hot and Light Vegetable Soup

Sopa Boba (Dominican Vegetable Soup) is an easy recipe for a lighter, meatless alternative to other soups.

– 1 quart vegetable broth, [1 liter] – 1 tablespoon fruit vinegar – 1 cup potatoes, cut into small cubes – 2 sprigs of thyme, (optional) – 7 allspice berries (malagüeta), (optional) – 1 cup yuca (cassava), (cassava) cut into small cubes – 1 celery stalk, sliced – 2 cloves garlic, sliced – 1 cup auyama (kabocha squash), (West Indies pumpkin) cut into small cubes – 1 cup angel hair noodles – 1 sprig of cilantro, chopped – ¼ teaspoon pepper (freshly-cracked, or ground) – 1 teaspoon salt


Boiling vegetables:

Mix in a pot vegetable broth, 1 qt of water [1 liter], vinegar, potatoes, thyme, allspice berries, yuca, celery, garlic, and auyama. Bring to a boil over medium heat until it breaks a boil.

Cooking noodles:

Add the noodles and stir. Cook covered over medium heat until all the ingredients are cooked throughout. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking.


Add cilantro and season with pepper and salt to taste. Discard allspice berries.


Serve hot alongside toasted rustic bread or pan de agua.

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