Summer Corn Soup with Fresh Herbs Recipe

Avatar Author's default profile picture
Bella Allen Modified: March 25, 2022
Summer Corn Soup with Fresh Herbs Recipe

How To Make Summer Corn Soup with Fresh Herbs

Thyme and basil add a great freshness to this creamy corn soup. Its intense flavors are perfect for summer meals. Serve with crusty bread on the side.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • 1cupshallots,chopped
  • 6cupslow-sodium chicken broth,best quality
  • 6earsfresh corn,(white or yellow are both fine, but yellow makes for a prettier soup)
  • tspkosher salt,plus more to taste
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • tbspfresh basil,finely chopped, for garnish
  • tspfresh thyme,finely chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Remove the husks and silks from the corn. Set one ear of corn aside. Use a knife to cut the kernels off of the remaining 5 cobs, then break the scraped cobs in half. Set aside.

  2. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until soft and translucent.

  3. Add the chicken stock, corn kernels, broken cobs, whole ear of corn, salt and pepper to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.

  4. Remove the whole ear of corn and set aside to cool. Cook the soup for 10 minutes more, then remove the broken cobs from the pot and discard.

  5. Off the heat, use a handheld immersion blender to purée the soup until very smooth. It will take a few minutes.

  6. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl and pass the soup through, using a back of a ladle to push the soup through in circular motions. Discard the fibers and bits of kernels in the sieve.

  7. Return the strained soup to a clean pot. It should have a creamy consistency. If it’s too thick, thin it with water or chicken stock; if it’s too thin, cook over medium heat until thickened.

  8. Use a knife to cut the cooked kernels off of the cooled whole cob, then add the kernels to the soup along with the herbs. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper (if necessary, add a bit of sugar to bring out the corn’s natural sweetness).

  9. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with tiny sprigs of fresh basil and thyme, if desired. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 321.05kcal
  • Fat: 15.80g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.45g
  • Trans Fat: 0.48g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.64g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.65g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.94g
  • Fiber: 4.47g
  • Sugar: 13.21g
  • Protein: 13.40g
  • Cholesterol: 30.53mg
  • Sodium: 725.37mg
  • Calcium: 40.28mg
  • Potassium: 868.41mg
  • Iron: 2.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 114.31µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.26mg
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Related Recipes

Soup

Deep Fried Corn Soup Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Let's make a twist to the classic corn soup. Freeze it, turn it to balls, coat it with breadcrumbs, and deep fry it. The umami-rich flavor stands out!
35 mins

Soup

Corn-and-Crabmeat Soup Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Both savory and with a hint of sweetness, this crabmeat soup is mixed with delicious crabmeat with milk and a hint of white wine in chicken broth.
35 mins

Soup

Mexican Corn Soup Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
This corn soup loaded with Mexican-inspired flavors is also filled with tomatoes, chicken, cheese, and a flavorful medley of herbs and spices.
30 mins

Soup

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Corned beef and cabbage create a delicious and filling soup. Add tomatoes to this cabbage soup for an added layer of flavor and potatoes to make it starchy.
1 hr 45 mins

Soup

Creamy Corn Soup with Queso Fresco Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
This corn soup recipe is creamy to the brim and cheesy at its fullness! Dinner guests will want seconds of this tasty corn soup loaded with tender potatoes.
1 hr

Soup

Cool Avocado-Corn Soup Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
This chilled avocado and corn soup combines ripe avocados, corn kernels and plump shrimp, simmered in a lime-chicken broth, for a zesty and savory meal!
2 hrs 15 mins

Soup

Black-Eyed Pea and Corn Soup Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Comforting and hearty, this corn soup comes with peas and roasted peppers in a thyme-seasoned broth. Top with bacon and parsley for added savory flavors.
35 mins

Soup

Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Need something to make you feel better? Grabe a bowl of chicken and sweet corn soup. This recipe is packed with extra chicken, sweet corn, and veggies.
40 mins

Soup

Creamy Corn Soup Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Indulge yourself in the creamy goodness of this easy corn soup recipe that will definitely relax your mind while satisfying your taste buds.
45 mins
Comments

Leave a comment

Replying to