This vegan corn chowder recipe is loaded with flavour with the chipotle sausage and is incredibly comforting for the winter months.
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium-large sweet white onion, fine-medium chop
4 clove garlic, finely chopped
season to taste
1/2 cup green onion, roughly chopped
2 cups baby potatoes, halved
2 tbsp. vegan stock paste (optional)
2 heaped tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 package Field Roast Mexican Chipotle Sausage, roughly chop with a cooking spoon
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 cups almond milk
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
2 cups fresh corn
2 cups water or vegetable stock – do not use vegetable stock if using stock paste
Preheat a large pot on medium-high heat for 30 seconds before adding olive oil. Let the olive oil heat till the oil develops swirls, then add your onion and garlic to the pot. Stir the onions and garlic to avoid burning then cook on medium heat for around 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent and a bit golden.
Now add your salt, pepper and green onions to the pot and stir till combined, cook for around 1 minute.
Now, toss in your potatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes. Throw in your stock paste and nutritional yeast, stir till all the potatoes are well coated.
Cook for a few more minutes before adding your sausage and lemon. Using your wooden spoon, break apart the sausage and stir around to incorporate into the potatoes. Let everything get golden before adding the almond milk and fresh thyme. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
Now add your corn and water or vegetable stock, stir the soup mixture well and increase heat to high to bring mixture to a boil, once boiling reduce heat to low and simmer mixture for 30 minutes to until potatoes are cooked till soft (use a fork to test).
Remove thyme sprigs before serving. I suggest serving this beauty hot (not too hot)! It needs no additions as it’s just that perfect on its own.
Check seasoning when the soup has cooled a bit as you can’t taste salt as well when food is piping hot.