By now everyone is aware of my obsession with all things colourful at the farmers market. And this recipe is no different. I love the varieties of veggies in the summer. And the stalls all look so pretty stacked with corn and courgette and peppers in colours galore. I really wanted a recipe to bring all of these colours and flavours together. . And this one finally just fit. And I have to confess I’ve made it a fair few times since just tweaking here and there. But this is it and it just makes me happy. Besides there’s just something so satisfying about huge bowls full of veggies. Fresh is always best 💛
“If it grows together it goes together” is a saying that always sticks with me and this recipe is no exception. It’s a bowl full of summer.
I have to admit watching these all sizzle together was oddly satisfying.
3 Corn on the Cob ( cut from the cob)
1 Bell pepper – I used Red
1/2 Courgette (zucchini)
1 Plum Tomatoe
1 Cup New Potatoes
1/2 a Leek
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Tsp tomato paste
5/6 Cups Veggie stock
1/2 cup Almond milk
1tsp Corn flour /corn starch
Optional topping : Parsley or Coriander.
Cut corn from the cob (carefully) and dice all veggies and garlic. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and add a splash of olive oil. Pop the veggies and garlic into the pan and let them cook a little while until they have a little colour on them.
Then carefully add the stock and tomato paste. Bring everything up to a simmer and partially cover. Let simmer gently for 30 minutes, occasionally stirring to make sure nothing is sticking. Add more stock if needed if it gets a little thick.
Once all veggies are soft remove a cup of the veggies and stock and pop into a blender, with the almond milk and the corn starch. Blend together to a smooth consistency, then pour this back into the pan. This is to thicken the soup slightly, to make it feel a little creamier.
Once everything is mixed back in well and the chowder has thickened slightly, you are ready to serve 💛
Top with fresh herbs too of you’re using them!
Mam and best friend approved, we hope you like this recipe as much as we did 💛