Corn season is here, and I’m so happy! I love diving through the bins of corn cobs at the farmer’s market, and bringing home the sweetest golden stalks. I might go so far as to say corn is my favorite grain. Yeah, grain, because it ain’t a vegetable (sorry kids). I love it for it’s versatility, sweetness, low-cost, and heartiness. In the summer time, when it’s in season, I can literally eat it raw!!
Today I want to show you how to turn the season’s bounty into a creamy and delicious corn chowder, one of my favorite soups. You may be thinking, “Soup! Are you crazy, Jenné? It’s too hot for soup”. And I feel you on that, however, this soup happens to be delightful whether it’s eaten hot, room temperature, or chilled. Okay?!
And where does that creaminess come from without cream? Take a guess!
Oh yeah, coconut milk. In addition to giving this soup body and suavidad (smoothness), it adds a subtle hint of the tropics. Add the lime to the coconut creamy corn chowder, and you just might end up licking the bowl. This stuff is really really guuud 🌽💕
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Vegan Creamy Corn Chowder
Worried about GMO corn nastying up your soup? Look for organic corn on the cob, and if you can’t find that, use organic non-GMO frozen corn. The recipe calls for celery, carrots, and potatoes too. Try to chop them all around the same size.
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 small red onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 1/2 cup celery chopped (about 2 stalks)
- 2 cups carrots chopped (about 3 small)
- 4 small yukon gold potatoes cubed
- 2 1/2 cups corn kernels from 4 cobs or use frozen non-GMO corn
- 1 14- oz can of coconut milk 1 3/4 cups
- 2 cups water
- 2 vegetable bouillon cubes http://amzn.to/1JhEFZS
- 1 tsp crushed chili pepper flakes
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup cilantro chopped
Heat coconut oil over medium-high heat in a heavy bottomed pot.
Add the onions, garlic, and celery, and sauté until onions are translucent.
Stir in the carrots, potatoes, and corn kernels.
Pour in the coconut milk, water, and bouillon cube then bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to let soup simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat.
Pour back into the main pot, and add the chili flakes and pepper.
Season to taste with salt and more pepper if necessary.
Serve immediately and garnish with chopped cilantro, or allow to cool, or chill and enjoy later.