Friday, July 18, 2008

Summer Squash Chowder

I know, I know - soup doesn't always come to mind in the summer. But I see everyone else eating that time-treasured summer favorite of my childhood - clam chowder - and get a little jealous. So here's an all veggie version that means you won't miss out!

Dice 5 cups yellow summer squash (about 1 and a half pounds), and combine in a Dutch oven along with 1 cup fresh corn kernels (again, why use the frozen stuff at this time of year? You'll need about 2 ears), one cup chopped yellow bell pepper, 1/2 cup chopped vidalia onion and one 14-oz can of vegetable broth.

Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Allow the mixture to cool before pureeing it in a blender, in separate batches so as not to overfill the blender.

Return the pureed mixture to the pot, and add 1 and 3/4 cups plain soy milk (such as Silk), 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. ground white pepper (cue the mortar and pestle...). Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.

Six, one-cup servings of 100 calories. This would be delicious alongside the beet salad from yesterday's post!

yellow squash $2.85
fresh corn $2.99
yellow bell pepper $1.72
vidalia onion $0.83
vegetable broth $1.19

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance