Zesty Tomatillo and Corn Soup

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Ingredients

  • Cilantro sprigs for garnish
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped ( 2/3 cup)
  • 5 tomatillos, husked and quartered (1 1/3 cups)
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups fresh corn kernels or 3 (10-oz) pkgs. frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 Tbs. coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 4-oz. can chopped mild green chilies

Preparation

  1. In large pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, tomatillos and garlic and cook, stirring often, until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in 4 cups (or 2 pkgs.) corn, 3 cups broth, peas and chopped cilantro. Puree mixture using an immersion blender or in batches using a food processor or blender.
  2. Wipe out pot, then heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add bell pepper and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Return puree mixture to pot and bring to a simmer. Stir in chilies (with liquid), sugar, remaining corn and remaining 1 cup broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared up to 2 days ahead; cover and chill.)
  3. Ladle soup into bowls, garnish with cilantro and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 8 Servings
  • Calories: 178
  • Carbohydrate Content: 25 g
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 6 g
  • Sodium Content: 129 mg