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RecipEASY: Creamy Corn Chowder

RecipEASY: Creamy Corn Chowder

Kayla Sheely , 01/22/2016

Whether you are looking to adopt a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet or are just trying to find healthier alternatives to some of your favorite dishes, we have great recipes on our site to suit your tastes! Some of our recipes can look a little intimidating, though. That’s why we created a weekly segment called RecipEASY — to make healthy eating easier. We (Kate and Kayla) make a recipe from our site and break it down to give you helpful tips and modifications. Since neither of us are professional chefs, we are always looking for ways to simplify healthy recipes!

This week we made…

Creamy Corn Chowder

Continuing with the soup theme for National Soup Month, we picked our creamy corn chowder to make this week! This was a sweet soup that offered a nice pick-me-up for lunch.

Our shopping list included almond milk, corn, avocado, vegetable stock, carrots, onion, celery, sweet potato, scallions, and cilantro. For full measurements click here.  

The first step was to puree the almond milk, avocado, and four cups of corn (we doubled the recipe since we were making it to share with our coworkers, otherwise you would use 2 cups of corn here). Our double batch of corn puree filled our blender right up to the max line! When the mixture was smooth, we set it aside.

Next came the chopping! We peeled and chopped sweet potato, celery, onion, and carrots. The chopped veggies went into our soup pot with the vegetable stock. We simmered the soup for about 20 minutes or so (until the vegetables were soft).

When the soup vegetables were tender, we added the corn puree to the pot. We kept the soup on low heat because if we allowed it to boil it could curdle (yuck!). We probably could have turned the heat up a bit to warm up the soup faster, but we may have been a little paranoid of curdling…

The final step was to stir in chopped scallions, cilantro, and the remaining half cup of corn and serve!

This hearty soup was mucher sweeter than some of the other soups we’ve made -- and it was a hit! Try this recipe for yourself and let us know how we could improve it! Share in the comments below.

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