Summer Vegetable Chowder

This healthy Summer Vegetable Chowder is packed with veggies! The best part is, its easy to make and comes together in less than 30 minutes!

I know, I know, it’s summer and the last thing on most people’s minds is a bowl of hot soup. But it should be! Summer vegetables are in abundance and they are so perfect in this summer chowder! You really can’t beat the freshness of local, fresh picked veggies and they truly shine in this chowder!

To be honest, I have always been a huge fan of soups and it is something I have ordered when dining out in the middle of a heat wave. I don’t care what season it is, I am always down for a bowl! Always have been and always will be.

We have eaten salads and grilled veggies every day for weeks now! It was time to switch things up and put those veggies to use in a soup for a change and boy am I happy with how this turned out!

Bowl of Summer Vegetable Chowder

Zucchini, corn, carrots, spinach and potatoes are the base of this soup that is made without using heavy cream (it is bikini season afterall)! It’s satisfying and creamy, yet manages to be light at the same time. I love it!

How to make Summer Vegetable Chowder

To make this chowder, you will need:

  • 4 ears corn
  • 1 yellow potato
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper
Summer Vegetable Chowder with corn, zucchini, and carrots

To make the chowder, start by carefully cutting the corn off of each ear. Then chop all the vegetables into small, bite-size pieces.

In a large pot, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and saute for a minute, then add the flour and mix together to create a roux.

Next add the broth, corn, potato, and carrot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, add the zucchini, spinach and milk and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and thyme. That’s it!

Hope you enjoy this chowder! Bon appetit!

-Cathy

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summer vegetable chowder

Summer Vegetable Chowder

Herbs and Flour
This healthy Summer Vegetable Chowder is packed with veggies! The best part is, its easy to make and comes together in less than 30 minutes!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Soups
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 198 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ears corn
  • 1 yellow potato
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 cups spinach chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Carefully cut corn off of each ear. Chop all the vegetables into small, bite-size pieces.
  • In a large pot, over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and saute for a minute. Add flour and mix together.
  • Add broth, corn, potato, and carrot and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add zucchini, spinach and milk and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and thyme.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 878mgPotassium: 544mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 4032IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 144mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken noodle soup, chowder, fresh corn, garden vegetables, summer, tomatoes, zucchini
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