Spice Lovers Chilli and Sweetcorn Soup

I make this for my sister and brother in law because they love spice. I mean they snack on scotch bonnets all nonchelant like they’re bread sticks! If you’re a spice lover you’ve got to make this. It’s healthy and so simple to make. I add the chilli seeds to make it even hotter but you can adjust it to your desire.

I wouldn’t recommend going on any first dates after consuming this or your breath might take their eyelashes off, or yours for that matter! It’s delicious nonetheless and would be worth it.

Serves approx 6


1/4 large onion

1 teaspoon chilli flakes

1 teaspoon hot chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

500g sweetcorn kernels

2 green chillis

1 litre veg stock ( I use 3 stock cubes for this)

2 large cloves of garlic

glug of chilli oil


Dice the onions and green chillis and mince the garlic, then pan fry along with the chilli flakes and chilli powder in a glug of chilli oil to soften.

Transfer the sweetcorn into a cooking pot and add all your ingredients you just pan fried and stir to combine. Add your black pepper.

Add 1 litre of hot vegetable stock and mix well.

Let simmer for approximately 20 minutes.

Blend with a hand blender or blender of your choice. I find a hand blender easier for soups so I’m not pouring hot liquids to and fro. I like to keep a bit of the sweetcorn back so it doesn’t get blended and throw it in at the end as this adds a nice texture.

Chop up a bit more chilli to garnish if you need a bit more spice! Surely not!

Fact: Green chillis are full of vitamin c and beta-carotene and are great for healthy eyes, skin and immune system. They’re also said to speed up the metabolism for up to three hours after eating and contain virtually no calories. Remember to eat in moderation!