Tomato, Basil and Sweet Corn Soup

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  • 6Servings
  • 10 mPrep Time
  • 50 mCook Time
  • 60 mReady In
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Let’s talk about sweet corn. I love it. Yellow corn. White corn. Bi-color corn. I don’t discriminate.

And tomatoes. Let’s talk about them too. If you don’t like tomatoes, it’s because you’ve never bit into a ripe juicy slice. I think the smell of vine ripe tomatoes might be the best smell in the world.

Also, we must discuss basil. I think the smell of basil might be the best smell in the world. (Sorry, I have a short attention span.) I’ve always wanted an herb garden; but, we simply don’t have the space – indoors or outdoors for one. So imagine my husbands surprise when I came home the other day with potted basil. It’s currently living on the kitchen table. Trust me on this, it’s $3 well spent.

I might have, accidentally on purpose, bought 15 lb of tomatoes and more than a few eats of corn on that same shopping trip.


Step by step method

  • Heat olive oil in a 3.5 qt pot over medium flame. Add onions and cook 6-8 minutes or until translucent

  • Meanwhile, bring a second pot full of water to boil. Drop tomatoes in and cook for 90 seconds or until the kinds begin to peel off the tomatoes. Immediately plunge into a bowl of ice water. The skins should peel right off. Discard skins. Chop tomatoes.

  • Add garlic to onions and stir for 1 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, corn, and basil. Add water and bring to a boil. Mix in consomme, reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 30 minutes.

  • Using an immersion blender, puree soup leaving small bits of corn whole for texture. Add salt. Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

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The two most important things you should know about me: I’m newly married and I LOVE to cook. I delight in experimenting with new recipes, new cuisines, and new ingredients. I read cookbooks in bed and rarely make the same thing twice. When the urge strikes, I also bake. I strive to cook healthful nutritious food. Sometimes, I end up making…

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