Trinidadian Corn Soup

Despite the warmth, us Caribbean folk love a good soup. This Trinidadian Corn Soup is so delicious and hearty, and is perfect for every season.

Spicy Corn Soup Recipe


Originally published December 4th, 2018.

I have been in the mood lately for corn soup after recently making Venezuelan Arepas and Corn Bread. I wanted a vegan soup recipe that was perfect for fall/winter.

The addition of diced butternut squash. potatoes, carrots, and dumpling made it robust for the cold. 

Corn Soup Recipe

How To Make This Trinidadian Corn Soup:

1. Use fresh or frozen corn., whichever you had on hand.  Frozen corn is much easier to use and you can enjoy this recipe all year round using frozen corn.

2. Use vegetable broth or 2 vegetable bouillon plus 3 cups of water for a flavorful soup. Add salt to taste.

3. For a creamy soup, add coconut milk. 

My family enjoyed this recipe so much, it was all gone when I served it. 

For More Amazing Soup Recipes:

White Bean Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Instant Pot Split Peas Soup

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Corn Soup Recipe

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Trinidadian corn soup

This Trinidadian Corn Soup is bursting with flavors and is easy to prepare. Sweet Corn, potato, carrots, butternut squash, and dumplings are cooked in a flavorful broth for a warm, hearty and comforting soup.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Trinidadian
Keyword: Trinidadian corn soup
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 266kcal



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 cup butternut squash or pumpkin peeled and diced
  • 1 medium carrot peeled and diced
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and diced
  • 3 cups corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 3 cups vegetable broth or 3 cups water plus 2 vegetable bouillon
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper or 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste



  • Heat oil in a large pot, add onion, garlic, and celery, cook stirring until onion is soft about 3 minutes.
  • Add parsley, thyme, cumin, butternut squash, carrot, potato, corn and cook stirring for a minute. Add vegetable broth, coconut milk, cayenne pepper and bring to a boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dumplings. Add flour and salt into a medium bowl, add water to form a dough, break off pieces and roll between the palm of the hands to form a cylinder. Drop dumplings in boiling soup and repeat until dough is all gone.
  • Cover pot and reduce heat to simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until you have the desired thickness. Add salt to taste.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1064mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3804IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg

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      1. Made it in instant pot, sautéed onion, garlic and celery. Then dumped everything else in there, added salt, onion and garlic powder with other herbs, left out cayenne. I cooked for 10 minutes on high pressure and natural release for 10 minutes more then did a quick release. Pretty much followed the timing for the instant pot curry potatoes. It was really good, every loved it! I really appreciate how your recipes are pretty accurate and don’t need much adjustments. I can usually adjust to our liking very easily. Thanks!

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely amazing! My cousin and my husband loved it so much that I made another batch, so it would be plenty for us to have for lunch and/or dinner the next day. I will definitely make this soup again.

    1. Charnele, I’m so happy you and your husband enjoyed it. I made it two days in a row as well. Thank you for your feedback.

  2. 5 stars
    This soup was a hit!!! I made it for my husband and my cousin who are both meat eaters. They absolutely loved it and asked me to make another batch. We are all having leftovers of this soup for lunch today and I am sure I will have it for Dinner as well. I will definitely be making this more often.

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