HL Café’s Comforting Corn Chowder

  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  • 3/4 cup diced carrot
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 tsp dried basil
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp dried marjoram
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Pinch of ground coriander
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup diced potato
  • 1 1/2 tsp tamari
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened soymilk
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • Pinch of ground white pepper
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste

If you’re looking for a corn chowder that’s full of flavor without being heavy, look no further than our very own Café‘s amazing and appropriately-named Comforting Corn Chowder!  This savory chowder is full of vegetables, herbs, and (believe it or not) no dairy!

In soup pot over medium-high heat, sweat onions, carrots, and celery in vegetable oil until tender.  Add garlic, basil, thyme, marjoram, oregano, coriander, and chili powder and cook for 5 minutes.  Add green bell peppers, potatoes, and tamari and cover with water; bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.  Cook until potatoes are tender.  Add corn, nutritional yeast, soymilk, salt, pepper, and cayenne and cook for another 5 minutes.  Remove half of the soup to a blender and puree until smooth, then recombine with remaining soup and mix together.  (You can also use an immersion blender to puree the soup until it reaches desired consistency.)  Simmer for another 15 minutes and cool slightly before serving.