Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
With frozen supersweet corn and good canned tomatoes, (like Muir Glen) you can make this soup all year round. It would be great with some cooked lobster in it, as lobster has a great flavor affinity for corn and tomatoes. Make sure you use fresh basil, not dried. A recipe from Dr. Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley's "The Healthy Kitchen". If you've never heard of ground tomatoes, they are sometimes referred to as "kitchen-ready." Ground tomatoes are not to be confused with purée, which is similar but more cooked. Crushed tomatoes, commonly used for pasta sauces, are made by adding ground tomatoes to a heavy medium made from tomato paste. Can't find ground tomatoes? Run a can of whole tomatoes through your food processor, or grind up an equivalent weight of ripe raw tomatoes.
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 -4 garlic cloves, minced
- 28 ounces ground canned tomatoes, preferably organic
- 1 cup purified water
- 3 cups fresh corn kernels, cut from the cob preferably organic (or 1 pound frozen sweet corn)
- salt, pepper to taste
- 1 cup finely chopped fresh basil
- Saute the onion in the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat until they just begin to brown.Add the garlic and saute for a minute, stirring constantly. Pour in the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until they give up their juice. Cover and continue cooking about 5 minutes more.
- Add the water and corn to the soup and cook until the corn is soft and the kernels lose their raw taste, about 5 minutes, . Season to taste, remove from heat, and stir in the basil. Serve immediately.