A favorite with my family and friends. Basically, four ingredients - this soup just tastes like summer.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 35 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut kernels from corn cobs and set aside. Cut cobs in half and place in a pot with water and a pinch of salt; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until corn broth flavors blend, about 90 minutes. Strain broth and pour back into pot; discard corn cobs.

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  • Stir tomatoes, corn kernels, and butter into corn broth; bring to a boil and cook until reduced and flavors blend, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

  • Stir basil into soup, ladle into bowls, and garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 8.1g 16% DV; carbohydrates 20.1g 7% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 16.1mg 5% DV; sodium 244.8mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2015
SOOOOO good! This has the perfect name bc it has all the freshest flavors of summer! I never would have thought to simmer cobs to make a broth but it works well! I added about 1.5tsp of salt to really bring out the flavors. The only change I made was that I started out with 5 cups of water instead of 4. I figured with it simmering for so long a lot of liquid would evaporate and for 5 servings I thought it could use the extra liquid. The 5 cups I started with reduced down to 4 cups of finished broth which was perfect. I'll be making this one again. It's the perfect summer soup at a time of year when you don't normally crave soup! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2017
My wife pureed it which I think was a mistake. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2015
SOOOOO good! This has the perfect name bc it has all the freshest flavors of summer! I never would have thought to simmer cobs to make a broth but it works well! I added about 1.5tsp of salt to really bring out the flavors. The only change I made was that I started out with 5 cups of water instead of 4. I figured with it simmering for so long a lot of liquid would evaporate and for 5 servings I thought it could use the extra liquid. The 5 cups I started with reduced down to 4 cups of finished broth which was perfect. I'll be making this one again. It's the perfect summer soup at a time of year when you don't normally crave soup! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2016
I added more water than suggested and halfed the tomatoes (just because I ran out) and it was still great! I would recommend not adding salt in the cooking process and just put it on the table. I liked it but my wife though I over salted it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2017
Excellent base recipe but I did modify it based on what I had on hand. I added peas onions and red peppers. Also added shrimp at the end for some protein. I'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2017
My wife pureed it which I think was a mistake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2017
Perfect receipe when your craving soup in the summer. Light right amount of sweetness delish. Lends itself easily to variations and additions as desired. Read More
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