Jun 20, 2012

Raw Sweet Corn & Red Pepper Chowder

Last night I made a delicious Raw Sweet Corn and Red Pepper Chowder.  It was so yummy that I thought I'd share my recipe here. Just a tip if you're trying raw recipes: Presentation!  Make your healthy food enticing! I always feel so much better about eating healthy food when it looks gorgeous. Just imagine this chowder without the slices of green avocado, the dollop of red salsa and the corn kernels sprinkled about.  It would still taste great, but it would look like something from a Gerber jar. You're an adult and you deserve pretty food.  Here's a photo of the final product:

Raw Sweet Corn Chowder for dinner:

3 ears corn cut from cob
3/4 cup Brazil Nuts
1 avocado
1/2 red bell pepper (seeded)
1 clove garlic
3/4 cup Olive Oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 - 2 cups water for desired consistency

keep a little corn on the side to top soup
keep a few slices of avocado out for topping
dollop of raw salsa
fresh ground pepper

Blend all ingredients and pour into bowls.
Arrange toppings and serve immediately.


I also threw a nice salad together this afternoon and topped it with a Walden Farms salad dressing.  I hadn't tried this brand of dressing before mostly because my assumption is that if it has no calories, its going to taste like urine. To my surprise and delight, the Italian Walden Farms dressing is pretty good! Its not my favorite, but for 0 calories, 0 fat, 0 sugar and gluten free - its an awesome choice.  I got mine at a crunchy health food store. Here's a shot of the label and ingredient list in case you're curious:


Misty said...

We use that dressing too :)

Anonymous said...

that soup looks fantastic. the corn is cut from the cob uncooked right? maybe a stupid question but i've never made 'raw' food, well not intentionally!

Sarah Greenman said...

Yes - cut the raw, uncooked corn right off the cob. It's surprising how sweet it is! FYI - When you eat corn raw, it metabolizes as a vegetable. When you cook it, it becomes a starch.