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Mexican Corn Soup

This Mexican Corn Soup's perfect for a cold day - creamy corn and spiciness topped with avocado to bring comfort and warmth.

Morsels of Life - Mexican Corn Soup - This Mexican Corn Soup's perfect for a cold day - creamy corn and spiciness topped with avocado to bring comfort and warmth.

We'd bought several avocados since they were on sale, so now I needed a way to use them. Sure, you've always got guacamole, but I wanted something a bit different. I also wanted soup for a while. Avocado soup? Didn't quite seem appetizing to me. Then I found this recipe on The Vanilla Bean Blog. Corn soup sounded good to me. Plus avocados on top! I made a few modifications - using some creamed corn instead of just corn kernels for a creamier soup, and I didn't have a can of green chilies, so I substituted in 2 ground Serrano peppers. And, man was it spicy! I thought the spice wouldn't be too much since the original recipe called for a 14 ounce can and the soup's definitely got milk and cheese. I'd reduce the amount of spiciness next time. Even though this soup packs a punch, the creaminess makes the burn brief enough to be tasty. I'd also recommend squeezing some lime juice on top since it really brightened the soup and added a bit of extra flavor.

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Morsels of Life - Mexican Corn Soup - This Mexican Corn Soup's perfect for a cold day - creamy corn and spiciness topped with avocado to bring comfort and warmth.

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This Mexican Corn Soup's perfect for a cold day - creamy corn and spiciness topped with avocado to bring comfort and warmth.

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Yield: 7 cups

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
418 grams 14.75 ounces 1.5 cups 1 can creamed corn
864 grams 30.5 ounces 3 cups corn kernels
1 cup broth
2 cups milk I used whole.
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon 2 serrano peppers, ground
4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded, chunked, or sliced
140 grams 4.875 ounces 1 avocado, diced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
1 teaspoon pepper, ground


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Mexican Corn Soup Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Mexican Corn Soup Step 2 - Puree stock, creamed corn, and 2.5 cups corn kernels until smooth. 2. Puree stock, creamed corn, and 2.5 cups corn kernels until smooth.
Morsels of Life - Mexican Corn Soup Step 3 - Combine milk, cumin, garlic, pepper, and ground serrano, stirring over heat. 3. Combine milk, cumin, garlic, pepper, and ground serrano, stirring over heat.
Morsels of Life - Mexican Corn Soup Step 4 - Stir in puree. 4. Stir in puree.
Morsels of Life - Mexican Corn Soup Step 5 - Melt in cheese. Top with remaining corn kernels and avocado before serving. 5. Melt in cheese. Top with remaining corn kernels and avocado before serving.

Shared with: Delicious Dishes, Wonderful Wednesday, What's Cookin' Wednesday, Creative Ways, Throwback Thursday, Foodie FriDIY, Foodie Friends, Pinworthy Projects, What's for Dinner Sunday, Happiness is Homemade, Sustainable Sunday, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, Over the Moon, Motivation Monday, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, What'd You Do This Weekend?, Turn It Up Tuesday

12 comments:

  1. My family will love this soup! Thank you so much for linking at #WonderfulWednesday! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #ThursdayFavoriteThings or the #RecipeShareParty and get YUMMED. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

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    1. I hope they do! Let me know what you think once you've given it a try. :)

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  2. I love the way you connect the photos with the instructions - and the soup sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes I wonder if it's worth it, but I like when someone tells me they love it. :)

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful soup! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Hope to see you again this Thursday at 7:00pm est, Pinned!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you enjoy it too. :)

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  4. This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up at #SustainableSundays!

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  5. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  6. This sounds good. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. We like it and hope you do too! :)

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  7. This soup sounds delicious. My husband will love it. Pinning it.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
    Bev

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    1. Hope he enjoys it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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