Tangy buttermilk, sweet corn, and spices combine to make a simple, yet rich soup. If you don't have buttermilk, you can make some by adding a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar to a cup of milk and letting it stand for 1/2 hour.

SandyG
prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
stand:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook garlic, white parts of onions, coriander, cumin, and chile powder, stirring, until garlic and onions are tender, about 3 minutes. Add corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 2 minutes.

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  • Transfer mixture to a blender. Add buttermilk, water, and salt and puree until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids. Chill at least 1 hour.

  • Serve chilled, garnished with green parts of onions and cilantro (if using).

Cook's Notes:

If you don't have buttermilk, you can make some by adding a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar to a cup of milk and letting it stand for 1/2 hour.

Soup can be made up to 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.

Nutrition Facts

160.99 calories; 6.12 g protein; 26.19 g carbohydrates; 3.65 g dietary-fiber; 6.87 g sugars; 5.47 g fat; 1.02 g saturated-fat; 2.45 mg cholesterol; 505.95 IU vitamin-a-iu; 2.91 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.1 mg vitamin-b6; 10.92 mg vitamin-c; 62.84 mcg folate; 89.55 mg calcium; 1.11 mg iron; 53.65 mg magnesium; 450.45 mg potassium; 376.68 mg sodium; 0.26 mg thiamin; 49.21 calories-from-fat; 58 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 27 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 13 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 5 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Most helpful positive review

Alli Shircliff
06/08/2016
So quick and so easy! I used a few heavy dashes cayenne pepper instead of the chipotle. Spicy and delicious!
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charm
09/05/2017
I liked this a lot but my family was not impressed. The buttermilk flavor is pretty strong and they are not fans. I added some plain Greek yogurt and some crumbled bacon to this for the protein and ate the leftovers from last night for lunch today. DELICIOUS! The addition of yogurt and bacon makes this a five star recipe.
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Alli Shircliff
06/08/2016
So quick and so easy! I used a few heavy dashes cayenne pepper instead of the chipotle. Spicy and delicious!
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tammy
06/28/2016
This soup is sooo good and it's even better the next day when the flavors have REALLY merged! It is also quick and easy my favorite kind!
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charm
09/05/2017
I liked this a lot but my family was not impressed. The buttermilk flavor is pretty strong and they are not fans. I added some plain Greek yogurt and some crumbled bacon to this for the protein and ate the leftovers from last night for lunch today. DELICIOUS! The addition of yogurt and bacon makes this a five star recipe.
hershpersh
07/11/2016
CHANGES: Used Almond Milk instead of buttermilk increased spices except reduced chipotle powder added fresh pepper reduced water a bit and did not strain it. You only need 3 good sized ears of corn to get 3 cups of kernels not 6 ears like it says. With those changes we really enjoyed this. I used fresh sweet corn I cooked then cut off the cob. This was light healthy and refreshing. It also is a perfect consistency to use as a dip. We will save it to our faves and make this again for sure. Perfect for hot summer days when you don't want to cook.
RComfort
07/16/2018
I loved it. I didn't have coriandet but did have fees cilantro. Used it instead. Also I used Ancho chili powder instead of Chipotle chili powder.
Zerbit
05/25/2018
Fun to make took some doing to get the grit out of the corn but nice cold soup.
Darrell
02/20/2018
Absolutely delish! I did add the cilantro which was optional. I blended in an eighth cup and used the remaining eighth for garnish. Also my girlfriend doesn t like chipotle so I substituted that with cayenne which added a nice little kick. Going in our favorites!