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Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

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There’s something inherently comforting about a warm bowl of mushroom soup, especially when made from scratch with wholesome ingredients.

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This homemade mushroom soup recipe combines the earthy richness of mushrooms with the aromatic blend of herbs, creating a delightful and nourishing dish.

In a bustling kitchen, the symphony begins with finely chopped onions and garlic sizzling in extra virgin olive oil. The medley of diced carrots, potatoes, and celery join the dance, each vegetable lending its unique flavor to the ensemble.

Soon after, the star of the show makes its entrance – mushrooms, cut into bite-sized pieces, their natural umami enhancing the depth of the broth.

A splash of white dry wine adds a touch of sophistication, simmering to perfection before the entrance of the supporting cast – a chicken or vegetable bouillon cube (if you want the soup vegan), sea salt, black pepper, oregano, and thyme.

These ingredients collaborate harmoniously, infusing the broth with a savoury symphony of flavours.

As the soup gently simmers, the kitchen is filled with an irresistible aroma that beckons everyone to the table. The carrots and potatoes become tender, absorbing the essence of the mushrooms and herbs. The result is a hearty, soul-warming soup that embodies the essence of comfort food.

Whether it’s a chilly winter evening or a rainy day, this mushroom soup is a culinary embrace that soothes the soul. The depth of flavors, the heartiness of the vegetables, and the subtle hint of herbs create a balanced and satisfying experience.

Homemade mushroom soup is not just a meal; it’s a journey of flavours that transports you to a place of comfort and warmth.

So, don your apron, gather the ingredients, and embark on this culinary adventure.

Your reward?

A steaming bowl of homemade mushroom soup that’s not only delicious but also a testament to the joy of creating something wholesome and heartwarming in your own kitchen.

A twist to the Vegan Mushroom Soup

If you are not vegan and want a more creamy soup, you can just add less water and add some milk or cream when boiling the vegetables.

Serve with some homemade croutons and a dollop of Greek yoghurt or sour cream!

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What are the Health Benefits of the above Mushrooms Soup?

The homemade mushroom soup outlined in the provided recipe offers several health benefits due to its nutritious ingredients:

  1. Rich in Antioxidants: Mushrooms, particularly when cooked, are a good source of antioxidants such as selenium and ergothioneine. Antioxidants help combat oxidative stress in the body, reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
  2. Nutrient-Dense Vegetables: The soup includes a variety of vegetables like carrots, celery, and potatoes, providing essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. These nutrients support overall health and contribute to a well-balanced diet.
  3. Low in Calories: Mushroom soup tends to be relatively low in calories, making it a great option for those looking to manage their weight. The soup’s satiating effect, combined with its nutrient density, can be beneficial for weight control.
  4. Immune System Support: Garlic, onions, and mushrooms are known for their immune-boosting properties. They contain compounds that may enhance the immune system, helping the body defend against infections and illnesses.
  5. Heart Health: Olive oil, a key ingredient in the recipe, is a heart-healthy fat. It contains monounsaturated fats that may contribute to improved cardiovascular health by reducing bad cholesterol levels.
  6. Hydration: The soup is prepared with water, which helps keep you hydrated. Maintaining proper hydration is essential for various bodily functions, including digestion, nutrient absorption, and temperature regulation.
  7. Herb Benefits: Oregano and thyme, used as seasoning in the soup, not only enhance flavor but also provide potential health benefits. They contain antioxidants and may have antimicrobial properties.

It’s important to note that individual dietary needs and health conditions vary. While this soup offers several healthful components, it’s just one part of a balanced and varied diet. Consulting with a healthcare professional or nutritionist can provide personalized advice based on specific health goals and requirements.

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Mushroom Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This mushroom soup yields a hearty and flavourful vegan soup with a blend of vegetables and herbs, perfect for a comforting and delicious meal.


  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small carrots, diced
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • 300 grams white mushrooms, cleaned and cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 cup white dry wine
  • 1 vegetable bouillon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 litre water or vegetable broth instead of bouillon

To serve:

  • Homemade Croutons
  • A few drops of extra virgin olive oil
  • Finely chopped parsley (optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add the diced carrots, potatoes, and celery to the pot. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften.
  4. Add the mushrooms to the pot and continue to sauté for another 3-4 minutes until they release their moisture and start to brown.
  5. Pour in the white wine and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes to allow the alcohol to evaporate.
  6. Dissolve the vegetable bouillon cube with some hot water and add it to the pot.
  7. Add the lemon juice and season the soup with sea salt, black pepper, oregano, and thyme. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
  8. Add the water and bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  9. Purée the soup using an immersion blender, or cool soup slightly and purée in batches in a blender; return to the pot 
  10. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  11. Serve the mushroom soup hot, with croutons, optionally garnishing with fresh herbs like parsley.


Mushrooms are porous and can absorb water easily, which can affect their taste and texture. Therefore, avoid washing them but wipe them with kitchen paper instead.

If you are not vegan, substitute a cup of water with some cream or milk.

Substitute vegetable bouillon with chicken bouillon or chicken broth.

Serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 336Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 0mgSodium 787mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 5gSugar 6gProtein 5g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

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