Roasted Corn Chowder

Roasted Corn Chowder Recipe

By Hot For Food

🔪Prep Time: 25 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 C raw cashews, soaked for 20 minutes in hot water

1/2 C water

1 C roasted corn kernels

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 C finely chopped yellow onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 C finely chopped carrots

1 C finely chopped celery

1 tbsp fresh thyme

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

4 C low-sodium vegetable stock

1 1/2 C roasted corn kernels

4 C baby spinach leaves

Instructions

1Drain and rinse soaked cashews. Place in a high-powered blender along with a 1/2 cup of water and the 1 cup of roasted corn kernels. Blend until smooth and set aside.

2In a large pot, sauté the yellow onion in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon until soft. Stir in minced garlic and cook for another minute. Then toss in celery and carrots and sauté for another 5 to 6 minutes until everything is soft and has started to release moisture.

3Add in the thyme, smoked paprika, and chili powder and sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes while the herbs and spices become fragrant. Add in sea salt and ground black pepper plus 2 cups of low-sodium vegetable stock and stir to combine. Simmer this mixture for 8 minutes.

4Add in all the cashew cream you blended earlier, 2 more cups of low-sodium vegetable stock and the remaining 1 1/2 cups of roasted corn kernels. Simmer on medium for 15 minutes or until a light bubbling occurs. Then fold in 4 cups of spinach leaves and simmer on low for another 10 minutes to allow the flavors to combine and ensure you don't over cook the spinach!

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