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Corn and Chipotle Soup with Avocado-Radish Salsa

Canned chipotle chiles add heat and a wonderful smokiness to this sweet soup.



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2 Tbs. olive oil
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1 medium onion, thinly sliced (1 ½ cups)
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1 clove garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
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¼ tsp. ground coriander
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3 cups fresh corn kernels or 1 1-lb. pkg. frozen corn, thawed
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2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
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2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped
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¾ cup almond milk
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3 large radishes, diced (⅓ cup)
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½ avocado, peeled and diced (½ cup)
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2 tsp. lime juice
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Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish (optional)


1. Heat oil in pot over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and coriander, and cook 1 minute. Set aside ½ cup corn for garnish; add remaining corn, broth, and chiles to pot; bring to a simmer. Cover, and simmer 7 minutes. Stir in almond milk. Purée mixture with immersion blender, and season with salt, if desired.

2. Combine radishes and avocado in bowl. Stir in lime juice. Serve soup garnished with 2 Tbs. avocado mixture, a sprinkling of corn kernels, and cilantro (if using).

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
33 g
0 mg
116 mg
5 g
7 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Loved it. Very flavorful. Substituted chipotle sauce of peppers and 2 % milk of Almond milk as that's what I had on hand. Nice layers of flavor. Would make again.

I made this soup last night & it was excellent. It was super easy for a weeknight, too...& loaded with flavor. I will probably cut back on the broth (maybe 1& 1/2 cups) next time because I like my soup a bit thicker. It's packed with flavor! I also recommend using at least 1/2 t. ground coriander (freshly ground is best); 1/4t (especially from a jar) would never have been noticeable.

This was really tasty! The only thing I changed was I added a small red bell pepper because I had a bunch of them in the fridge. I will make this again and again. In fact, next time I will make a double batch because it went so fast.

Very good flavors! I used two large chipotles and it was spicy for sure. Quick and easy too.