Corn Chowder

Ingredients (17)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium-size onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and thinly sliced (use just one if you like less heat)
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • A few dashes fresh black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 3 cups fresh corn (from about 5 ears of corn)
  • 2 medium-size russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pinch cayenne
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup plain soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories200
  • Fat3.8g
  • Saturated fat0.64g
  • Trans fat0.01g
  • Carbs40.6g
  • Fiber5.24g
  • Sugar11.55g
  • Protein5.52g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium443.2mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (6 servings) Powered by

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Corn Chowder

Fresh, sweet corn, especially in the summer when it’s in season, has such a pure taste I sometimes like to just eat it raw. Potatoes give this soup a creamy, hearty body and the jalapeños give it just a little kick. We recommend making our corn fritter recipe for dipping.

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  1. 1In stockpot sauté the onions, bell peppers, carrots, and jalapeños in the olive oil over medium heat until the onions are translucent, about 7 minutes.
  2. 2Add rosemary, thyme, black pepper, and salt; sauté 1 minute more. Add the broth, corn, potatoes, bay leaf, and cayenne. Cover and bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Uncover and simmer 10 minutes more to let the liquid reduce a bit.
  3. 3Remove the bay leaf and puree half the chowder either using a handheld blender or by transferring half the chowder to a blender, pureeing till smooth and adding back to soup.
  4. 4Add the lime juice to taste, and the soy milk and maple syrup, and simmer 5 more minutes.
  5. 5Let sit for at least 10 minutes and serve. Tastes even better the next day.
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