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Creole Okra Corn Soup

Cheryl loves corn, and I love making soup because there’s something magical about looking in the refrigerator and coming up with a one-bowl meal. This soup is light enough for an appetizer or for eating in the heat of summer. The corn and okra add texture to the fragrant vegetable broth.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Okra Corn Soup
Servings 6 servings
Calories 100
Author Kathy Hester

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons 30 ml olive oil (*or sauté in water)
  • 1/2 medium onion minced
  • 1/2 medium green pepper minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups 710 ml vegetable broth (or water with 2 veggie bouillon cubes)
  • 1 16 oz [454 g] bag frozen sliced okra (or equivalent weight of fresh okra)
  • 2 cups 11 oz [328 g] fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 28 oz [794 g] can crushed tomatoes (fire-roasted or plain)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 7 g smoked paprika (or plain paprika plus a few drops of liquid smoke)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • STOVE-TOP METHODHeat oil over medium heat and add the onion once it’s hot. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add green pepper and garlic, then sauté 3 minutes more. Stir in the broth, okra, corn, tomatoes and all spices except for the salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes over medium heat until the corn and okra are tender. Before serving, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • SLOW COOKER METHODHeat oil over medium heat in a sauté pan and add the onion once it’s hot. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sautéed onions and everything else except the salt and black pepper to your 4-quart (4-L) slow cooker and cook on low for 7 to 10 hours. Before serving, add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Not in the mood to sauté onions for the slow cooker? Use ½ teaspoon onion powder in its place for a throw-and-go soup in the morning!

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg