1 bag frozen corn OR 6 ears worth of freshly-boiled corn
4 tbl Earth Balance margarine or butter
1/2 red pepper
1/2 green pepper
1/2 poblano pepper
2 fresh jalapenos, minced
4 small white potatoes, diced medium-small (peels on for vitamin content!!)
1 red onion, chopped
10 cloves garlic, minced
2 ribs celery, diced
1 small calabaza squash or zucchini, triangled (halved, then sliced lengthwise into three triangle-shaped strips, then chopped)
4 small carrots, diced
6 cups G-Free vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup cashew butter (or cheese a la this recipe – adding cashew cheese will lend a more sour-cream flavor – regular pureed cashews, just a sweet, nutty note)
1.5 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1 fresh tomato, diced fine
Minced cilantro and scallion
Chipotle hot sauce, to taste
Melt your EB in a large soup pot. Add your onion, carrot, celery, peppers including jalapeno, and garlic. Saute over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, until onions are translucent.
Add your squash and potatoes. Add your corn now, if using fresh – hold off till the end, if using frozen. Cook 4 minutes or so, until squash has softened just a bit.
Add your stock and a little water if need to just reach the top of your veggies. Add pepper and agave. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, until potatoes are soft at center.
Grab your blender. With a ladle, spoon off as much liquid as possible from the soup. No biggie if you get some veggies in there – you’re going to puree some of them next! Add your cashew butter, making sure the total volume in your blender does not exceed your maximum line. Blend for 6-8 minutes, adding a teeny bit of water if needed, until the soup is super super smooth. Pour back into the pot.
Now, ladle more of the soup back into your blender, paying careful attention to getting as many potatoes as possible (leave a few tho, yum!). Puree again until super smooth. Add the puree back to the pot. Taste for salt and adjust as needed.
If you’re using frozen corn, add it to the stew now, and heat until cooked through.
Ladle, garnish, and serve! Perfect with toasty french bread and a simple salad with lemon dressing.
Recipe Courtesy: No Face Plate