Thursday, May 14, 2009

Summery Soup

I was very intrigued when I read this recipe for a Summery Soup from Little Miss Foodie Two Shoes (a soup that originates from Ellie Krieger).

Even though it's a soup and the weather will eventually get too hot, it really is a good dish for summer. I brought a small bowl for lunch a few times along with half a sandwich - a nice, light but filling meal!

  • 4 cups fresh corn kernels or two 10 oz. packages frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cups non-fat milk
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 small zucchini (about ½ lb.), diced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons

Put 2 cups of the corn and the milk into a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and zucchini and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining 2 cups corn and the broth and bring to a boil. Add the pureed corn and the tomatoes and cook until warmed through but not boiling. Add the salt and season with pepper. Serve garnished with the basil ribbons.

Yields: 6 servings


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