A bit late, I meant to post this in the fall during corn's harvest season. Howeve, it is never too late to eat soup during the winter months. Some grocery stores may still have cobbed corn available during this time, but this recipe works best with corn on the cob because the cob provides the broth a nice and deep flavor.
During the harvest season, I was enamored by the color of the fall foliage and how the leaves were as bright as the golden kernels on the corn.
I recommend using yellow corn cobs to provide a deep yet vibrant color. White kernels still work, but the color will change.
Most corn chowders, or corn soups, are flavored by thyme, which provides a robust, savory flavor. I chose to use Italian seasoning instead of just thyme to add additional flavors to the broth.
Feel free to adjust to what works best for you!
Vegan Corn on the Cob Chowder
Make Time: 30-40 minutes
2 tbsp vegan butter
1 small onion, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 large white skin potato, diced
3-4 corn on the cob, shave kernels off cob (save 2 cobs)
3 cups water + 1.5 bouillon cubes (or 2 cups vegetable broth)
1/4 cup nondairy milk
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Italian herbs
1/8 tsp pepper
Wash and prep vegetables. Shave the corn kernels off the cob and save 2 of the cobs.
In a deep pot, cook the onion in the butter for 2-3 minutes. Add the celery + carrots and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Add the potatoes and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients - except for the milk - plus two corn cobs and bring the soup to a simmer.
You don't want this overly runny with too much liquid. However, if you do need to add more liquid, do so by 1/4 cup and adjust spices if needed.
Simmer until the soup is fragrant and potatoes are edible, around 20 minutes. Once done, remove the cobs and bay leaf. Take 1-2 cups of the soup mixture and blend it with the. 1/4 cup of milk in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add the puree back to the stock pot and mix with the soup until well combined. Serve warm!
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com