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Popcorn Soup

Well what is the crazy story behind this recipe? I made way too much popcorn and could not finish it, but did not want to throw it out either. The next day I was craving soup for lunch and decided to cook the popcorn along with vegetables in boiling water. It was surprisingly tasty, and reminiscent of congee.

When making soups, you can always use a vegetable stock, miso, or a bouillon cube, but I prefer not to because they can be overpowering and have that nasty processed flavour. Water will do.

3 cups water

3 cups leftover popcorn

1 scallion, chopped

1 long chilli pepper, chopped

¼ cup, fresh cilantro, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

Dash of soy sauce

1 teaspoon black pepper

salt to taste.

Add all ingredients to a soup pot and boil for ten minutes, adding more or less salt, to taste. Remove from heat and serve.

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  1. Carolyn
    Vote #2! Kristo, this is definitely a creative use for leftovers. In today's economy, reusing leftovers is smart!
  2. Akanksha
    Wow..Kristo..I love how you make recipes out of anything! One full vote for this! (That's all I have!)
  3. Veganara
    Vote no 4. What an ingenious idea! Does the popcorn stay crunchy in the soup, or does it stay soft? I bet it makes the soup taste really good anyway! Thanks for voting for my risotto recipe, btw, and you might also like my Red Pesto one (yes, I love Italian food, so I expect a lot of my recipes are familiar to you!)
    1. kristo
      Thanks, and I will check out your pesto recipe! the popcorn becomes soft like a little wet pillow. hahaha.
  4. BuddhasDelight
    wow, this is a really cool idea! mr. innovation! :) voted! i am always making popcorn and i love soup but this one would have never occurred to me. i am intrigued and must try it! check out my mood-enhancing pear nectar recipe and vote if you enjoy it! thanks kristo. :)
  5. Roopam
    Unusual...and yet looks awesome...I'm tempted to try it...great recipe must say...voted!
  6. SnakeWitch
    Keep surprising us with more of your cool recipes! Love you for it! A bit of popcorn history, just for the fun of it. This excerpt is straight from Wiki: "Popcorn was first discovered thousands of years ago by the Guatemalans. It is one of the oldest forms of corn: evidence of popcorn from 3600 B.C.E. was found in New Mexico and even earlier evidence dating to perhaps as early as 4700 B.C.E. was found in Peru. Some Popcorn has been found in early 1900s to be a purple color.[1][2] The English who came to America in the 16th and 17th centuries learned about popcorn from the Native Americans." Oh, and of course, don't forget to come read my new piece as well, about why soy is great for us! Cheers!
  7. Anita Vegana
    This is a funny recipe. I don't know if I will ever try it, but I eat popcorn often, so I might go ahead some day. I voted. Please come read my article, What is a Superfood?, and vote if you enjoyed reading it.
  8. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Now that's some innovation in culinary field.....Voted! Great post….also please check mine ‘Hit the Sack with Perfect Brews’ and vote if you like it!
  9. Zack
    This is really awesome! I recently got an air popper- cant wait to try out this soup, thanks for sharing! -voted


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