Summer Corn Soup

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 15 minutes

Serves:6

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh corn kernels (see hint below)
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green, yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • several twists freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/4 cup slivered fresh basil leaves
  • dash sea salt, optional

Directions

Place 2 cups of the corn in a blender jar with the non-dairy milk of your choice and process until smooth. Set aside.

Place about 1/4 cup of the broth in a large soup pot. Add the onion, bell pepper, and zucchini. Cook, stirring frequently until vegetable are fairly tender, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining broth, the remaining 2 cups of corn kernels and the tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the blended corn/milk to the pot along with the pepper. Heat through, but do not boil. Stir in the fresh basil and sea salt. Serve at once.

Hint: Frozen, thawed corn kernels may be substituted for the fresh corn, if desired, although the fresh corn gives the soup a more vibrant flavor.