This vegan soup is a wonderful, healthy, low calorie and low fat meal that is a great antidote to holiday indulging. The soup is delicious on its own, but what really takes it to the next level is serving it with a selection of different toppings/ condiments on the side. You can serve this soup year-round; in the summer I take advantage of fresh corn, in the winter I use hominy instead of corn.
If you aren’t familiar with hominy, it is corn that has been soaked in an alkali solution, which causes it to swell to 2-3 times it’s normal size. The flavor of hominy is not as sweet as fresh corn, it tastes more like the corn flavor in a corn tortilla or a tortilla chip: slightly sour and more mineraly than fresh corn. The texture of hominy is it’s best feature, it has a lovely chewy bite.