Summer Corn Chowder with Spicy Croutons

Summer Corn Chowder with Spicy Croutons

  With the heat of summer upon us, who wants a hot soup of all things?  Well, I do sometimes for my dinner with a side salad.  This light veggie filled soup uses summer vegetables with a light and mildly flavored broth to fill you up without weighing you down on a steamy summer evening.  Pair a bowl of this Corn Chowder up with some sliced veggies with dip and a icy cold beverage and you’ll have a wonderfully nutritious summer meal that doesn’t leave you standing over the stove for hours waiting for the flavors to meld.  You’re not going to boil this one away for hours like traditional chowders or feel stuffed from a heavy cream version like traditional chowders. Fresh summer corn on the cob, a few potato chunks, some diced beets and sliced cucumbers are all this soup needs. And the crunchy spicy croutons make a great topping to meld in with flavors from the broth as well. The croutons can help use up some stale bread from those humid summer days as well.  Homemade croutons are so delicious and easy to fry up in minutes.  Or dehydrate a few bread slices if you’re really trying…

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Dairy Free Corn Potato Chowder

You can throw this one together in under 30 minutes: Ingredients1 28 oz package of  frozen ‘Obrien’s Style’ Hash browns (cubed potatoes w/ onion and peppers)1 cup water or vegetable or chicken stock1 medium Red Potato cut in large cubes (optional)1 Jalapeno or Red Pepper sliced thin2 Cans of Corn drained1/2 tsp. Black Pepper1 tsp. Sea Salt1 Chicken Bullion cube (omit if using vegetable broth instead of water)1/4 cup lentils (optional, but a great source of folic acid ladies)1 Pint Soy Creamer In a medium size sauce pan, heat 1/2 of the hash brown potatoes with the water to a boil for about 5 minutes or until the water has reduced down and the potatoes have absorbed almost all of it. First half of the hash brown bag cooked and mashed.  This will thicken the soup since this is a dairy free option. Mash the potatoes until smooth.  Add in all remaining ingredients and heat another 10 minutes bringing back to a boil and then reduce down to a simmer.  Add in bacon or ham or chicken even to make a main dish.Serve with crackers, bread, or as a side dish.  Even better the following day heated back up.  …

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