Raw Vegan Corn Chowder


January 14, 2012

This raw corn chowder is vegan, and is simple, fresh, delicious, and takes less than 10 minutes to throw together. This little soup is a lifesaver when you come home and need a quick healthy meal without a lot of fuss. Best of all, it is extremely versatile. It can be served hot or cold in summer or winter, and can be dressed up with all kinds of fresh veggies.

I like to serve this soup as a small starter in the summer topped with fresh corn and cilantro. For the best flavor, chill the soup in the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the bouquet of flavors to bloom.

To serve the soup warm, run your high-speed blender for a couple of minutes until the friction heat of the blades slightly warms the soup. You don’t want to serve this piping hot or you’ll destroy the valuable digestive enzymes. Overheating the soup also changes the delicate flavor. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, gently warm the soup on a small saucepan on the lowest heat until just warm.

Either way, this raw vegan corn chowder is simple and scrumptious!

 

Raw Vegan Corn Chowder

This raw vegan corn chowder tastes is warm and comforting like a cooked soup, and is super easy and delicious.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240ml) raw coconut water (or filtered water)
  • 4 cups frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus more to serve
  • 1 tablespoon diced yellow onion, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
  • 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, plus more to taste

Instructions

  1. Throw the water, 2 cups of the corn, the bell pepper, lime juice, cilantro, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper flakes into your blender, and blast on high for about 30 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak the lime juice, onion, salt, and pepper flakes to taste.
  2. Stir in the remaining 2 cups of corn, and serve garnished with cilantro. 

Recipe Notes

Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 9

  1. Let’s face it, the dreaded word ‘Chowder’ conjures images of bingo wing hell. Fret no more – There’s a brilliant, healthy alternative right here! The coconut water is a great idea for the base. As always, straightforward & original, with stunning results!!! Thanks Tess!!!

    1. LOL! OH, I just spat out my smoothie on the computer screen.
      You are absolutely HILARIOUS!
      Glad you liked the soup 🙂

  2. It’s yummy! I think what I might do differently next time is either add half the amount of coconut water or substitute the coconut water or coconut milk or cream so that the soup is a little creamier and less watery… otherwise delicious!

    1. Lindy, that is a fantastic idea.
      Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I really appreciate the feedback.

  3. The cilantro makes it!!
    I added 1 T raw cashews and half an avocado to make it creamy and 3/4 of an ear of corn at the end so that it was still whole kernel (mostly).

  4. I substituted the water with some left over salt-free vegatable stock that I made. Also, red pepper flakes are a little too hot for me, so I substituted 1/3 chopped red bell pepper. By the way, I didn’t include any salt in this recipe and It still tasted good! Not all recipes taste good without salt. I have been on a liquid fast for 28 days now (although I tried this for the first time on day 3 of my fast) that includes only vegatables and fruits. I put my leftovers in a jar after making and froze it for 2 1/2 weeks, then decided to try it again. I let it defrost for a day in the fridge, but it was still frozen in the middle, so I heated it up in the microwave for 5 minutes. I was so suprised that it actually tasted better the 2nd time! This recipe is so comforting. It’s a keeper for sure! Can’t wait to make it again! This website has been my go-to source during my entire fast. Thank you!

    1. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing your experience. I’m so happy you’ve found the site useful during your cleanse.

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