Corn Chowder with Summer Vegetables

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     This week our recipe swap  topic was summer vegetables.  I was happy with the category because I have a ton of vegetables growing out in my garden and was looking forward to using them in a new summer dish.  I received a summer corn and vegetable soup from Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles.  It sounded light and summery and was filled with summer vegetables.

      I changed the dish to make it in the crock-pot because of how hot it has been outside.  The chowder gets a lovely light yellow color that contrasts beautifully with the red, green, and white vegetables that are throughout the soup.  It has a light corn flavor with touches of garlic and herbs.  The vegetables really come together and make a nice summer soup.  It was easy to make and perfect for this time of year. 

Corn Chowder with Summer Vegetables (adapted from Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles)
4 c. fresh corn kernels or frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 c. low fat milk
1 t. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 large onion, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1 medium zucchini, diced
2 c. chicken broth
1 (15.5 oz) can yellow or white hominy, drained
1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
1 t. salt
1 t. black pepper
2 t. fresh parsley, chopped
2 t. fresh sage, cut into ribbons (basil can be substituted)

1.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add in the garlic, onion, green pepper, red pepper, and zucchini.  Saute for 5 minutes then put in the crock-pot.

2.  Add the hominy and chicken broth in the crock-pot.  Sprinkle in the salt and pepper and stir.
3.  In a food processor combine the milk and corn and process until smooth.  Pour the corn mixture into the crock-pot along with the tomatoes.  Cook on low for 6 hours.  Just before serving top with sage ribbons.

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  1. I am huge fan of corn so this soup that also features other veggies, is going to go over big, in my home.

    We are featuring this, Monday and hope you will stop by and we encourage you to share some more recipes. Thanks.

  2. Thanks, this looks like a perfect summer meal. I made corn chowder yesterday that was yummy (it did have a little meat in it).
    Have a great day.

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