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Corn gazpacho is a sweet and spicy cold soup which is refreshing for summer! Easy and quick, it's full of fresh corn, yellow tomatoes, and spicy peppers. | justalittlebitofbacon.com
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Sweet and Spicy Corn Gazpacho

Corn gazpacho is a sweet and spicy cold soup which is refreshing for summer! Easy and quick, it's full of fresh corn, yellow tomatoes, and spicy peppers.
Course Soup
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350kcal
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon

Ingredients

  • 3 ears corn
  • 2 cups yellow tomatoes
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium jalapeno, plus 2 tbsp finely diced for garnish
  • 1 slice white bread, optional
  • 1-2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 cup water, or stock
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Slice the kernels off the ears of corn. Reserve 1/2 cup of the kernels for garnish.
  • Add everything but the scallions, the reserved corn kernels, and the reserved diced jalapenos to a blender. Blend until it is as smooth as you like it. Taste and add salt and pepper.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour or up to 2 days. Serve with little bowls of garnishes for people to add - sliced scallions, jalapenos, reserved corn kernels, and a fruity olive oil to drizzle over the top.

Notes

  • I prop the ear of corn in the middle of cheap bundt pan to cut off the kernels. The center tube holds the ears and the pan catches the kernels.
  • You can make a corn stock from the cobs after you remove the kernels. Add the cobs and 3-4 cups of water to a pot. Cook for 1 hour. Strain, cool, and refrigerate/freeze until you are ready to use it.
  • I puree the gazpacho until it's quite smooth. I like the soup smooth and then get texture from the garnishes.
  • A nice addition would be some cilantro. I can't add cilantro to recipes since I live with people who think it tastes like soap, but I know cilantro and corn are good friends.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal