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Mexican Roasted Red Pepper and Corn Soup RecipeMexican Roasted Red Pepper and Corn Soup


Mexican Roasted Red Pepper and Corn Soup Recipe

Making soup at home allows you to cut sodium per serving in half when compared to some canned soups. By using broth or stock with fresh vegetables, you can keep your meal low in calories and fat, but full of fiber and plant nutrients. This recipe uses a base of blended roasted red peppers combined with bites of fresh sweet corn and Mexican spices.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.1g
3%Saturated Fat 0.6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 387mg
Total Carbohydrate 18.9g
Dietary Fiber 2.3g
Sugars 5.8g
Protein 3.9g
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 4 servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, chopped (optional)
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) roasted red peppers, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 4 cups no-salt-added chicken or vegetable stock
  • Kernels from 2 ears of corn
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  1. In a medium soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno (if using) and cook for 3 minutes. Add the red peppers and cook for 1 minute. Add the cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Cook for 1 more minute.
  2. Add the stock and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. You can also transfer the soup to a blender, puree, and return the soup to the pot.
  4. Add the corn to the pureed soup and turn the heat to medium. Cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the salt and black pepper, and serve.
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