Scrumptious Corn Chowder

This creamy corn chowder is a real crowd pleaser. Broccoli and carrots can be added for additional flavor, color and nutrients. I also enjoy it with chicken as well as salmon.

Ingredients:

2 tsp. extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 yellow onions, chopped

4 cups organic chicken broth, low-sodium

2 Tbsp. corn Starch

1/8 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground

5 cups red potatoes, washed, unpeeled and chopped

4 cups yellow corn, frozen and thawed

2/3 cup low-fat milk or nondairy alternative

4-oz. low-fat cheddar cheese, grated

Directions:

In a large pot, heat 2 tsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add onions. Cook for approximately 10 minutes or until onions are translucent, stirring frequently.

Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in corn starch (sift if lumpy), pepper, and cumin and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add potatoes (and carrots, if desire), bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender. **Add broccoli, after simmering potatoes for 10 minutes, if desire. Add corn; slowly add milk while stirring. Stir in chicken or salmon, if desire. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve hot topped with cheddar cheese.

This soup goes great with a side salad and homemade bread or fresh whole wheat rolls or bread from the local bakery.

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