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Two bowls of yellow soup on a wooden table topped with salsa

Sweetcorn soup

Published: August 9, 2022 at 10:41 am
  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This vegan corn soup, flavoured with lemongrass and coconut, comes topped with a zingy salsa of chilli, lime and coriander

  • Freezable
  • Low calorie
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
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Recreate this vegan corn soup, then check out our summer vegetable soup, sweet potato and miso soup and more vegan soup recipes. Also discover more sweetcorn recipes. such as our Mexican elotes, Tex-Mex sweetcorn salad and fried corn ribs.


  • 6 corn on the cobs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 long shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, bashed
  • 2 lime leaves
  • 400g coconut milk
  • 300ml vegetable or chicken stock


  • 2 corn on the cobs
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • coriander, finely chopped, plus a few leaves to serve
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil


  • STEP 1

    Hold each of the 6 corn cobs upright on a chopping board and carefully cut off the kernels with a sharp knife. Heat the oil over a medium-low heat in a pan and fry the shallots and celery for 8-10 mins or until soft but not golden. Add the sweetcorn kernels, lemongrass and lime leaves, and cook for a further 5 mins. Add the coconut milk and stock, and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20-25 mins or until the kernels are tender, then season well. Fish out the lime leaves and lemongrass, and blitz with a stick blender until smooth and creamy. Check for seasoning. Put back on the heat and keep warm.

  • STEP 2

    For the salsa, brush the remaining corn cobs with the olive oil and put under a hot grill. Cook for 10 mins, turning frequently, until charred and starting to blacken. Remove the corn kernels as in step 1. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients with a pinch of salt.

Check out more great sweetcorn recipe ideas

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