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Chilled Corn and Red Pepper Soup

Photo by: Mark Shapiro
Comments: 1
 

Recipe

This colorful soup has no added fat, so indulge in a second bowl without guilt.

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chicken stock
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) fresh corn kernels (2 to 3 cobs) or frozen corn (see Notes)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) plain nonfat yogurt
  • Pinch granulated sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh cilantro, chives or parsley

Equipment:

  • 8-cup (2 L) casserole dish with lid or glass measure covered with vented plastic wrap

Directions

1. In casserole dish, combine red peppers, green onions, garlic and stock. Microwave, covered, on High for 8 to 12 minutes or until peppers are tender when pierced with a fork.

2. Add corn. Microwave, covered, on High for 4 to 7 minutes or until corn is tender. Let cool slightly.

3. In a food processor or blender, purée in batches until smooth. Strain soup through a fine sieve to remove pepper skins. Whisk in yogurt. Add sugar. Stir in salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce to taste.

4. Cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours or until chilled, or overnight. To serve, ladle into chilled bowls and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Notes

To cut corn kernels from cobs, stand ears on end and cut straight down using a small sharp knife.

Fresh corn, which is now readily available year-round, is preferred in this recipe. You can use frozen corn in a pinch, but the taste may not be as sweet so add an extra pinch of sugar to taste, if needed.


© 2004 Johanna Burkhard
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.

149kcal (7%)
143mg (14%)
84mg (139%)
110mcg RAE (4%)
602mg
47mg
9g
13g
3g
24g
5mg (2%)
523mg (22%)
1g (3%)
2g (4%)
1mg (6%)
 

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  • cmneve

    08.02.11 Flag comment

    I just made this soup for dinner tonight. I'm always on the lookout for hot weather dishes that can be made ahead of time and will be equally good for a second meal. Even still slightly warm, this soup is very tasty! I abandoned the straining step after it looked like I was tossing so much flavor and fibre. I think next time (and there will be a next time) I will just try my immersion blender. Also, will puree cilantro with the soup in addition to garnishing with it.

 

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