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Plant-Based Chipotle Corn Chowder Recipe


There’s a universal appeal to soups. Every culture cherishes it. This corn chowder, a vegan twist to the classic, promises warmth with its rich textures and a kick of spice from the chipotle peppers. Paired with fresh vegetables, this dish not only delivers a comforting meal but also a nutritious one.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 3 roughly chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • 1 diced jalapeño
  • 3 cups chopped Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 minced canned chipotle peppers (in adobo)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 cups frozen corn
  • ½ cup soy milk

Optional Garnishes:

  • Chopped red onion
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Diced red bell pepper
  • Sliced jalapeños


  1. Starting the Soup: In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Veggie Sauté: Add the onion, garlic, red pepper, and jalapeño. Sauté for about 8 minutes, ensuring frequent stirring.
  3. Building the Base: Introduce the potatoes, cilantro, vegetable broth, chipotle peppers, cumin, salt, celery seeds, and smoked paprika. Let the mixture come to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the potatoes become tender.
  4. Adding Corn: Pour in the frozen corn and let it cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Creaminess with Soy Milk: Stir in the soy milk.
  6. Blending: With an immersion blender or a regular blender, blend roughly half of the soup to achieve a creamy yet chunky consistency.
  7. Garnish and Serve: Your plant-based chipotle corn chowder is now ready to delight. Pour it into bowls and garnish with red onion, cilantro, red pepper, and jalapeños, if you like.


  • For customization, consider varying the type and amount of peppers based on your heat preference.
  • Different plant-based milk types, such as oat, almond, cashew, or coconut milk, can also be used depending on your taste preference and desired consistency.

Pairing Recommendations:

Serve with slices of crusty bread, cornbread, or corn muffins. Alternatively, a refreshing salad with ingredients like black beans, diced tomatoes, and a lime vinaigrette can complement the chowder’s rich flavors.

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