1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon chile paste
1 onion, chopped
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
1 large potato, peeled and chopped
5 cups vegetable broth
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Heat garlic, cilantro and chili paste. Saute onion until tender. Stir in carrots and potato; cook 5 minutes and then pour in vegetable broth.
Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are soft. With a hand blender, blend until smooth.