Sweetcorn Soup with Quick Pickled Chillies
What do you do when you miss the good old summer days? You grab a bag of frozen corn and make this accidentally vegan, comforting, meal to bring the summer heat. This quick and easy corn soup, spiked with zesty pickled chillies, will brighten up those winter meal times.
This sweetcorn soup is the perfect way to add a little summer flair to those boring winter meals whenever you are longing for the vibrance of the warmer months. It’s quick and easy to make and comes together with a handful of freezer and pantry staples.
It’s the lightness and freshness of summer in a filling and nourishing soup. Our secret to elevating this humble dish is the easiest pickled chilli and the toasty umami notes of Japanese miso.
This is a freezer-friendly meal, whipped up in just 30 minutes. First, we add miso to balance the sweetness of the corn and bring a salty depth to the soup base. Following that we squeeze lime and add a pinch of sugar to some sliced chillies. These quickly pickle, mellowing and sweetening into a bright, zesty topper to compliment the creamy soup. We use fresco chillies here, which are generally quite mild, but be sure to taste and adjust to your heat preference. Finally, we finish the dish with some crispy corn kernels to bring crunch and texture to the dish. The result is simultaneously a punchy, bright and creamy meal with pops of texture and acidity.
Whenever you are having bad day, feeling under the weather or are in need a little pickup, make this. There is undoubtedly nothing better than a warm and steaming bowl of sweetcorn soup when it’s cold.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this gluten-free and vegan?
This dish is both gluten free and vegan! Enjoy!
Can I leave out the chilli?
A variety of chilli can be used here, for gentle heat, but also for acidity. Pick a chilli according to your heat preference, or toss the crispy corn kernels in lime and garnish with spring onions instead.