Corn Chowder

I love soup!  It’s my favorite comfort food.  This makes a satisfying fall soup you can enjoy with hearty whole grain bread, a sandwich, or a big green salad.

Equipment:

 

Chopping board
Large stock pot
Blender

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp 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 (I just sliced them)
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and thinly sliced (use just one or less if you like less heat)
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp sea salt
3 cups vegetable broth or water
3 cups fresh corn kernels (from about 5 ears of corn)
2 medium-size russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch chunks
Pinch cayenne (optional)
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup plain soy milk
1 Tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

  1. In 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. Add rosemary, thyme, and sea salt; sauté 1 minute more. Add the broth, corn, potatoes, 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. 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. Add the lime juice to taste, soy milk and maple syrup, and simmer 5 more minutes.
  5. Let sit for at least 10 minutes and serve. Tastes even better the next day!

from “Vegan with a Vengeance” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

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