Now, I've made two kinds of Corn Chowder from the Forks Over Knives website and both have been ridiculously complicated. So I took the easier FOK Corn Chowder recipe, which I loved the taste of, and completely hacked to the max to adapt it for the Instant Pot.
I also removed all the silly, unnecessary blender steps by using an immersion blender instead.
In addition, I reduced the fat and annoyance of using almond flour to thicken the soup and replaced it with a streamlined lower-fat version that's such a pleasure to both whip up quickly and eat. I changed so many things that it warrants it's own recipe write up so you know how to make a vegan oil-free corn chowder the easy delicious way!
Vegan Cooking Level: Beginner
1 diced yellow onion
2 large garlic cloves, shredded (I always use a cheese grater for this step )
4 medium Yukon gold potatoes, diced in 1-inch chunks
1 32 ounce bag frozen corn kernels
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 large carrot, diced
1 large celery stalk, diced
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped fine
1 tsp. Mrs Dash salt-free seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour
How to get it in the Instant Pot:
You can make this the same way in a regular pot on the stove but just add 2-3 cups veggie broth.
STEP 1. Prep all veggies and spices (except garbanzo flour) and add them all to the Instant Pot. The Veggie broth should come just to the top of the veggies.
STEP 2: Set the IP to "Seal". Press the soup button and walk away!
STEP 3: Once done. Allow a "Natural Release" of pressure for 10-15 minutes. Swing the pressure release valve to "Vent" and open the pot. Use a ladle to add about half cup of hot soup liquid to your Garbanzo flour in a little bowl and stir to create a thickener and gently stir into your soup to combine.
STEP 4: Use your immersion blender to gently pulse the texture to your desired consistency (See photo).
Serve & Enjoy!
I like adding a shot of smoked paprika to many of my soups and/or adding some separately steamed vegetables. I think folding in some spinach to wilt in this hot soup might also be divine and I look forward to seeing how you serve it when you post your pics in the
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