Vegan creamy quick and easy sweetcorn soup

What is your favourite soup from a Chinese restaurant? I think the most popular Chinese soups in the UK are wonton, sweetcorn and hot & sour soup.

Traditionally, most of them are cooked with meat or seafood. However, with a rapid increase in the number of vegetarians and vegans in London, most restaurants offer vegetarian options. It’s also not too tricky to vegan-ise them at home, which I will be doing to the other 2 dishes and sharing with you in next few weeks.

As usual I like to make things as quick and easy as possible so in this recipe I cheated with a can of creamed corn, which will save you about 20 minutes of work. I have checked most available brands in UK supermarkets and they all seem to be gluten-free, vegan and don’t have a crazy amount of sugar or chemicals added.

You can prepare this lovely delicious, creamy oyster mushroom and sweetcorn soup in just 15 minutes during a busy week, why not give it a go!?

Vegan creamy sweetcorn soup

To start, let’s chop the oyster mushrooms into very fine pieces. I love mushrooms so much and I’d add them to everything if I could. However, this is totally optional. The mushrooms in this recipe don’t affect the taste of the soup much.

Next, divide the spring onion into 3 equal parts. Slice 1 part of spring onion horizontally for garnish.

Vegan creamy sweetcorn soup

And then shred the other 2 parts thinly for cooking.

Vegan creamy sweetcorn soup

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan, add the finely shredded spring onion and fry for 2-3 minutes until they turn slightly golden in colour.

Pour in the creamed sweetcorn then refill the tin to the top with water and pour that in as well. Cook on high heat until the soup is boiling.

Add the chopped oyster mushrooms, season with salt and bouillon and stir gently. Reduce the heat to medium, cover with the lid and simmer for 5 minutes.

Pour the soup into two serving bowls equally, garnish with the rest of spring onion and coriander. This soup is best served hot.

Vegan creamy sweetcorn soup

This unfussy sweetcorn soup only requires a few ingredients and can be prepared in just 15 minutes. It is creamy, mild and sweet tasting; it’s can be quite a hit with children. Also, It doesn’t just go well with your Chinese meals, it also pairs well with toast or ciabatta.

P.S. Did you notice my new duck chopsticks holder? They are cute aren’t they :D.

If you have followed and made this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and take a picture, tagging it with #k33_kitchen and share it on Instagram! I’d be very excited to see what you come up with. Cheers, hope you enjoy my recipes!

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Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 2

Prep.: 5 mins | Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients:
  • 1 tin creamed sweetcorn (normally around 400ml)*
  • 400ml water (equal to the mls in the tin)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp bouillon powder (vegetable stock)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 long spring onion (white part only)
  • 50g oyster mushrooms, finely chopped (optional)
  • Handful of coriander, finely chopped (optional)
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Instructions:
  1. Divide the spring onion into 3 equal parts. Slice 1 part horizontally for garnish and thinly shred the over 2 parts for cooking.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan, add the finely shredded spring onion and fry for 2-3 minutes until it turns slightly golden in colour.
  3. Pour in the creamed sweetcorn and then refill the tin to the top with water and pour that in as well. Cook on high heat until the soup is boiling.
  4. Add the chopped oyster mushrooms (if using), season with salt and bouillon and stir gently.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium, cover with the lid and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour the soup into two serving bowls equally, garnish with the rest of spring onion and coriander. This soup is best served hot.
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Georgina
Georgina
4 years ago

Hi, if you were to use normal tinned sweetcorn how would you make the soup? Would you just blend it?

Looking foward to making this!

K33 Kitchen
K33 Kitchen
4 years ago
Reply to  Georgina

Hello Georgina, Thanks for the comment. I haven’t tried this myself, but I would imagine replacing 400ml creamed sweetcorn with 250g blended corn + 200ml extra water (or plant milk if you want extra creamy) + 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp water. Add the blended corn and extra water in step 3. And only add the cornstarch mixture after step 5, pour and stir very slowly until the soup is thick and creamy. It works as a thickener for the soup. You may also add little more salt and black pepper to get the soup season well. Let… Read more »