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Sopa de choclo (maíz)

Corn soup

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil, or olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar (can use brown sugar if desired)
  • 3 cups of corn, in grains
  • Salt and pepper, to your taste
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth (ideally, but can also use milk instead)
  • 5 basil leaves, plus a couple extra leaves for decoration


  1. Sauté the onion with the oil in a pan for about 2 minutes. Then add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, and continue cooking for 2 additional minutes.
  2. Add the seeded corn, salt, pepper, and basil leaves. Stir well and then add water and vegetable broth or milk.
  3. Cooking this mix for about 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Process all the mixture through a blender.
  5. Serve the soup with some grains of corn and chopped basil on top.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins