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Delicious Sweet Corn Soup (Vegan)

Vegan Sweetcorn Chowder in a black shallow bowl garnished with spring onion, corianer, lime and smoked paprika.
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Thick. Creamy. Smokey. Sweet. And Zingy. This is our Vegan Sweet Corn Chowder! A quick hearty recipe for a warming lunch for two, whenever you need a hug from your bowl of soup! Beautifully vegan, filling, and full of flavour and different textures, this Creamed Corn Soup will be an instant hit with your family and friends!

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Creamed Corn Soup in a black bowl with brown rim on a wooden table.

Why You Should Try This Sweet Corn Soup Even If You Don’t Like Sweetcorn?

Confession time: I never liked sweetcorn. Not sure if it’s because of the texture or the unusual sweetness in what’s supposed to be a savoury vegetable. Seb is quite the opposite and can eat a tin of sweetcorn with a spoon! The interesting fact is that I LOVE this Sweetcorn Chowder as much as Seb does. With the addition of smoked paprika, creamy coconut and zingy lime, sweetcorn flavour somehow transforms for the better!

We first made this 3 years ago, when we did our first Veganuary. It was one of the most interesting food-related experiences for me. Not only did I feel great eating all-plant foods, but I’ve discovered so many new recipes, exciting ingredients and innovative ways to cook food that I’d previously deemed boring and tasteless. As a result, we regularly cook various vegan recipes and very often we prefer vegan/ vegetarian dinners over meat or fish!

So if you think that vegan food is tasteless or boring, we dare you to try and make this Creamed Sweet Corn Chowder!

Note on Ingredients

Most of the ingredients for this vegan corn soup are your everyday staples, but there are a couple of things I’d like to draw your attention to.

Ingredinets for Sweetcorn Chowder on a chopping board.

Creamed Coconut

Add creamed coconut and stir (don’t worry if it stays in lumps). This recipe requires creamed coconut. Don’t confuse it with coconut cream or coconut milk though – they have completely different textures. We tried it with coconut milk, and it was far too greasy and sweet. Creamed coconut normally comes compressed into a block shape or small (50g) sachets. We typically find this in the international food isles in the Thai or Chinese sections. Alternatively, you can get a range of them on Amazon. Here are the ones we tried and tested:

Extra Garnishes

Whilst we keep it simple and garnish this vegan chowder with a sprinkle of smoked paprika, some scattered spring onion and a lime wedge, you may want to a step further. Roughly chopped coriander, slices of red chilli or dried chilli flakes won’t go amiss.

How to Make a Vegan Sweet Corn Soup?

Start by finely chopping your onions and slicing your red pepper.

In a large pan with a lid, heat 2 tbsp of oil. Add onions, peppers and chilli flakes and cook for 3 minutes, until just starting to soften. Add creamed coconut and stir (don’t worry if it stays in lumps). Add frozen sweetcorn.

Crumble in a stock cube. Add 400 ml of boiling water, and a tsp of smoked paprika and stir well. Bring to a simmer. Then cover with a lid and leave to cook for 15 minutes.

Once cooked, transfer half of the soup into a liquidiser and blend until smooth. Add back into the pan. It will give your soup thickness. The rest of the vegetables will provide a nice texture to the chowder. Stir the soup and reheat if needed.

Take the chowder off of the heat. Squeeze in half a lime and stir. Then divide into two bowls, top with spring onion, a sprinkle of smoked paprika and a lime wedge.

Vegan Sweetcorn soup on a wooden table with a checked kitchen towel and soup spoon next to the bowl.

What To Serve with Vegan Creamed Corn Soup?

If you are on a plant-based diet, serve the soup with some delicious crusty sourdough or simple flatbreads. You don’t need much bread with this soup though, as it is incredibly filling.

Other non-vegan alternatives that go very well with this sweetcorn chowder recipe are:

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Vegan Sweetcorn Chowder in a black shallow bowl garnished with spring onion, corianer, lime and smoked paprika.

Delicious Sweet Corn Soup (Vegan)

Thick. Creamy. Smokey. Sweet. And Zingy. This is our Vegan Sweet Corn Chowder! A quick hearty recipe for a warming lunch for two, whenever you need a hug from your bowl of soup! Beautifully vegan, filling, and full of flavour and different textures, this Creamed Corn Soup will be an instant hit with your family and friends!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican, Plant-Based, Vegan
Servings 2 portions
Calories 523 kcal

Equipment

  • Liquidised or Stick Blender

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • 50 g creamed coconut from a block (see details in the text above), roughly chopped
  • 300 g frozen sweetcorn
  • 1 vegetable stock cube + 400ml of boiling water
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 spring onion sliced diagonally
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 5 g fresh coriander optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large pan with a lid, heat 2 tbsp of oil. Add onions, peppers and chilli flakes and cook for 3 minutes, until just starting to soften.
  • Add creamed coconut and stir (don't worry if it stays in lumps). Add frozen sweetcorn. Crumble in a stock cube. Add 400 ml of boiling water, a tsp of smoked paprika and stir well. Bring to a simmer. Then cover with a lid and leave to cook for 15 minutes.
  • Once cooked, transfer half of the soup into a liquidiser and blend until smooth. Add back into the soup. It will give your soup thickness. Stir the chowder and reheat if needed.
  • Take the chowder off of the heat. Squeeze in half a lime and stir. Divide into two bowls, top with spring onion, a sprinkle of smoked paprika and a lime wedge.

Nutrition

Calories: 523kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 9gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 362mgPotassium: 803mgFiber: 8gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 2968IUVitamin C: 101mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 3mg
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10 Replies to “Delicious Sweet Corn Soup (Vegan)”

  1. This is my favourite soup ever ! Love the sweet spicy smokey tangy-ness.

    1. Ours too!!! However, we have made an amazing Cauliflower Soup yesterday that may be a close contender.

  2. 5 stars
    My husband doesn’t really like any vegetables (except for some cucumber and tomatoes nor does he like any unusual spices., but I coulnt believe my eyes when he ate it all and was asking for seconds. Great recipe! I added even more lime to mine.

    1. That’s great to hear! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This chowder looks fantastic. I am in love with your recipes.

  4. Carrie Robinson says: Reply

    5 stars
    This is such a perfect recipe to make while sweet summer corn is in season! I can’t wait to try this soon. 🙂

    1. Oh wow, it will taste amazing with fresh corn! 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    This is such a lovely soup! It’s so cozy but the flavors are still so bright! A win in this house.

    1. Thanks, Dana! It’s always no 1 in our house too! 🙂

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