Vegan Cumin-Scented Fresh Corn Soup with Roasted Corn and Avocado Salsa

Cumin-Scented Fresh Corn Soup // Queen Smithereen.

Cumin-Scented Fresh Corn Soup // Queen Smithereen.

Cumin-Scented Fresh Corn Soup // Queen Smithereen.

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Vegan Cumin-Scented Fresh Corn Soup with Roasted Corn and Avocado Salsa
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Serves 6-8

Corn Soup:
2 ears fresh corn, divided
2 cups frozen corn, defrosted
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tbsp jalapeño, diced
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 quarts (8 cups) vegetable broth
juice of one lime

1 tbsp finely chopped red onion
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
juice of one lime
2 avocados, pitted and chopped
sea salt, to taste

Toppings: blue corn chips, fresh cilantro, ground cumin, sour cream

Preheat broiler and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a sharp knife to shave kernels from the ears of corn, then spread out evenly on baking sheet. Broil corn until golden brown, redistributing halfway through, about 20 minutes. Reserve 1/3 cup of roasted corn for avocado salsa. Meanwhile, place defrosted frozen corn into a medium bowl and puree using a handheld blender. In a large pot, heat 1.5 tbsp olive oil on medium heat. Add onions, sea salt, and pepper to oil and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add jalapeños and sauté until tender, another 2 minutes. Pour onions and jalapeños into corn puree and blend with handheld blender. Meanwhile, heat another 1.5 tbsp olive oil in the same pot. Add red bell pepper and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Pour in the corn-onion-jalapeno mixture. Stir in cumin, turmeric, chili powder, cayenne, and more sea salt and black pepper. Stir in roasted corn. Pour in vegetable broth and lime juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover for 20 minutes. Soup can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to four days.

In a medium bowl, add roasted corn, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, avocado. Stir until combined, seasoning to taste with sea salt.

To serve:
Serve corn soup hot, topped with roasted corn and avocado salsa, cilantro sprigs, ground cumin, sour cream, and/or blue corn chips.


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  1. Rhonda Sittig

    Besides looking delicious– this is the most beautiful soup Kelsey!! I’m saving it for the cooler weather here (yet to come!) and– my mom has those same little tulip bowls (love them!) We grew up eating ice cream from them. Fun post!

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    • queensmithereen

      Oh my gosh! How funny that we have these dishes in common! I picked out these ones when I moved into my most recent apartment. I saved soda bottles and made them into vases, so the tulip bowls go along with my floral theme. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the soup, Rhonda! It’s always nice to hear from you!


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