This Creamy Vegan Corn Soup is packed with protein from white beans and nutritional yeast, plus is naturally gluten free and loaded with veg.
We’re officially in summer and that means some of my all time favourite summer produce is coming into season – most notably CORN. My son is also obsessed with corn, and has been eating it by the bushel basically since he started solids. There is something really so cute about seeing an 8 month old mow down on a cob of corn the size of his head. So when I had a lot of extra corn in the house, I figured I would whip up a super quick and delicious creamy vegan corn soup with added protein from beans and nutritional yeast.
nutritional benefits of corn
I think corn gets a bad reputation and totally unnecessarily. Fresh sweet corn is not only super delicious when its in season, but as a whole grain and a vegetable, it’s kinda a two for one deal. It also is rich in fibre, folate, potassium and vitamin C, plus has a solid amount of protein for a veg. It’s definitely one of our all time favourite veggies in the Summer.
Key ingredients for this AMAZING Super creamy vegan corn soup
Fresh or Frozen Corn – If you’re corn is in season, go ahead and use fresh! Just carefully remove the corn off the cob and place it in the pot. But if it’s not in season, or you’ve run out, canned or frozen corn works great too!
Non Dairy Milk – You can use whatever non flavoured, non sweetened non-dairy milk you like. This adds a little creaminess without any cream.
White Beans – White cannellini beans are amazing for adding creamy texture and protein (plus fibre) to this soup without any cream or dairy.
Nutritional Yeast – Nutritional yeast adds a good cheesy element to balance out the sweet corn.
Thyme– This is one of my favourite summer herbs and just adds a nice savoury note to balance out the sweet corn.
What should i serve with this soup?
This soup would go beautifully with some bread, and salad for a simple and balanced lunch. Here are some ideas!
Corn Spoon Bread
Moroccan Chickpea Salad Wraps
faq about this recipe
Here are the most popular questions about this recipe.
is this soup kid and toddler friendly?
OMG my son adored this soup. if your kiddo is not yet great with a spoon, you can also serve it at room temperature in a cup, almost like a smoothie. It’s definitely a nutrient dense smoothie!
can i use regular milk if we’re not dairy free or vegan?
Absolutely, feel free to use whatever your family has in the fridge for dairy or dairy alternative.
what is nutritional yeast and where can i get it?
Nutritional yeast is a yeast that is a dead yeast, so it won’t rise your bread like baker’s yeast would. But it will add a lot of nutty, savoury, cheesy flavour. I always look for fortified nutritional yeast whenever possible which will have vitamin B12 in it (which is important for vegans). It’s also loaded with protein (2 grams per tablespoon) so it’s an easy way to sneak more plant based protein in.
how long will this last in the fridge?
This vegan corn soup will last you about 4 days in the fridge. I just allow it to cool before transferring it to an air-tight container and popping it into the fridge.
can i make a big batch and freeze this soup?
Absolutely. I recommend doubling the recipe if you have enough corn (especially while it’s cheap and in season) and you can freeze it in a freezer bag for up to 6 months.
do you have any other summer soup recipes on the blog?
Yes, we love summer soup around here! Both hot and cold. Check out some of my favourites.
Leave me a comment below with your thoughts and if you’ve tried this vegan corn soup!
Creamy Vegan Corn Soup with Protein
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 6 cups fresh or frozen corn
- 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 19 oz can white cannellini kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 6 tbsp nutritional yeast
- ¼ tsp turmeric optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Coconut milk or almond milk for garnish
- Fresh thyme and basil for garnish
- Add the olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and thyme and saute until fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the corn, broth, almond milk, nutritional yeast, and turmeric, if using. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the corn is soft.
- Transfer to a blender with cannelini beans, or puree using a hand blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Garnish with a swirl of non-dairy milk, and top with fresh thyme and basil.
Updated on July 28th, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.