7.30.2009

raw challenge - day 60 - corn chowder with fresh salsa


Raw Summer Corn Chowder with Fresh Salsa

Corn Chowder with Fresh Salsa

As I write this post, the wind blowing from the office fan is barely helping to cool my scantily clad, sweaty epidermis. Not that I’m complaining. Canadian summers are far too short. This week’s heat wave is a call to work less, swim outdoors, eat light and generally slow down the pace. These days, meals should be quick, fresh and simple. I’ve already made this soup twice in the last week and just packed the last of batch number two into a thermos. Though using frozen corn to make this soup provides delicious results, I can only imagine how much yummier it could be now that corn season is upon us..... so I'm off to the beach now, for a swim in the ocean and a bowl of summer soup.

Corn Chowder
(Serves 2)

1 c corn kernels (fresh or thawed)
1/3 c raw walnuts, finely ground
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 small garlic clove, minced
¼ t salt
Fresh pepper, to taste
1 T fresh lime juice
1 c water
Good pinch of chili flakes

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend well, for about 60 seconds. Taste and adjust seasoning (salt, pepper, chili flakes and lime juice). Ladle soup into 2 bowls and garnish with salsa. Then drizzle with 1/2 t of olive oil on each soup.

Salsa:

2 T diced yellow pepper OR tomato
1 T diced red onion
1 T thinly sliced green onion or chives
2 T fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
Rind and juice of ¼ lime
Pinch of salt

Place all ingredients in a small bowl and toss together.

1 comment:

Divina Pe, RHN said...

I have all the ingredients. But will wait until the typhoon leaves.