Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder {dairy & gluten free}

Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder | This creamy vegan corn chowder highlights the sweetness of fresh corn. The creaminess comes from potatoes so it's totally dairy free! | Check out the recipe now or pin for later!

This vegan corn chowder highlights the sweetness of fresh corn. The creaminess comes from potatoes so it’s totally dairy free! 

Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder | This creamy vegan corn chowder highlights the sweetness of fresh corn. The creaminess comes from potatoes so it's totally dairy free! | Check out the recipe now or pin for later!

When I was young I was hesitant to try corn soup. Growing up I saw cans of condensed corn chowder on tv and it looked very off-putting. Years later my thoughts on corn soup changed when I had a fresh version while visiting Italy. After that Italian corn soup, I was hooked!

I haven’t had corn chowder in a few years because most are made with cream or milk. Just the other day I saw bunches of fresh corn Whole Foods. I knew right then I needed to make some of my own!

I was talking to a few of my blogger friends the other day telling them I’m usually not inspired by produce at the grocery store. I get ideas for my recipes mostly from old favorites that I veganize or from meals in restaurants that I think I can recreate (like my Ranch Pasta Salad or my Mongolian Soy Curls) so I was totally surprised by being inspired by seeing this corn.

Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder | This creamy vegan corn chowder highlights the sweetness of fresh corn. The creaminess comes from potatoes so it's totally dairy free! | Check out the recipe now or pin for later!

To make my creamy vegan corn chowder extra velvety, I used potatoes. They give that creaminess without adding milk. I also thew in some fresh dill and nutritional yeast for extra flavor.

Corn sometimes gets a bad wrap because of the carb content. Nutrition-wise, corn does contain a good amount of carbs but it’s not the same type of carbs as say white bread. Corn also contains a good amount of protein as well as vitamin B6, iron, and magnesium so give corn a chance!

Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder | This creamy vegan corn chowder highlights the sweetness of fresh corn. The creaminess comes from potatoes so it's totally dairy free! | Check out the recipe now or pin for later!

 

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Yields About 3 cups

Velvety Vegan Corn Soup
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Ingredients

  • 2 TB olive or coconut oil
  • 1/4 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 ears (2 cups) of corn, preferably organic
  • 2 small Idaho potatoes, chopped small
  • 2.5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 TB nutritional yeast (opt but tasty!)
  • Chopped cilantro for topping

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large soup pot
  2. Add onion, garlic and celery and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in corn and cook another 5 minutes.
  4. Add vegetable broth, salt, pepper & nutritional yeast and bring to a boil.
  5. Once boiling, turn down heat, cover, and cook 10 minutes (or until the potatoes are cooked).
  6. Add to high powdered blender and blend until smooth.
  7. Top with cilantro and enjoy!
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16 thoughts on “Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder {dairy & gluten free}

  1. What a beautiful soup! The corn crop where I live has been especially good this year – so much flavor. It would be wonderful in your soup. I like the idea of adding potato for added creaminess. Good thinking!

    1. Thanks Cadry! I was making the soup and was wondering whether or not to put in some sort of dairy milk – then I saw a few potatoes sitting there and I thought they would work. Glad it did!

  2. Alright – I would not have guessed that corn had iron. Cool! I was surprised you used potato to thicken it – that’s a good idea. I normally hit up cashews to thicken things, but potatoes would really give a better flavour for this soup.The dill would be a great addition too. Sounds so delicious. And the pictures are so good!!

    1. I only thought about thickening it with potatoes on a fluke lol. I’m glad it worked out! I saw the combo for corn & dill in a salad and it tasted so good so I thew some in the soup. 🙂

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