Sunday, June 2, 2013

It's Getting Corny up in Here.....Chilled Sweet Corn Soup

This is one easy, quick, inexpensive and super healthy recipe!  The best part is is that it is bursting with those summertime fresh flavors. 

We start seeing sweet corn on the cob right about now in the grocery stores.  This is the perfect time to take advantage of this produce and impress your friends with a light, sexy little starter.  All you really need is a few items in your "plantry".  This would also be really cute if you are entertaining a larger group of people and put them in shooter glasses for a little passed app.

Chilled Sweet Corn Soup

Keep in mind that this recipe is 100% raw.  If you are not looking for a raw recipe and just want a simple healthy meal, you can always opt for canned sweet corn.  This would also be tasty if you made it on the stove and enjoyed it on a cold, dreary day accompanied with some crusty bread.

Ingredients (yields 4 servings)
4 fresh cobs of corn
1.5 cup raw cashews
1 c spring water
1 garlic clove
2 tsp thyme
pinch paprika
cilantro-lime dressing (recipe to follow)
sriracha (garnish)
scallions (garnish)

Soak cashews for at least 2 hrs.  Shuck your corn and remove kernels with knife (do this carefully!)  Save about 1/4 cup of kernels for garnish.  In a blender, blend corn, cashews, water, garlic, thyme, paprika and s + p.  Add more seasoning and water to taste if need be.
 Once blended, chill soup for about 30-60 minutes.  Garnish with swirls of your cilantro-lime dressing, sriracha, scallions and corn.  

***Cilantro-Lime Oil Free dressing.
In a blender, combine the cilantro, juice from 1 lime, sugar, salt, 1/2 avocado and about 3/4 c of water.  Blend.  Alter your seasonings by taste.

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