Creamy, delicious and loaded with flavors, this mushroom soup is packed with excellent health benefits, insanely good, comforting and super easy to make.
Keyword: healthy mushroom soup
1lbmushrooms (baby bella, crimini...)
1medium onion, diced
3garlic cloves, chopped
1Tbsp low sodium soya sauce
1/2tspthyme, leaves (or 1/4 tsp of dried thyme leaves)
2cups vegetable broth*
1cupmilk (whole milk, reduced fat milk or almond milk)
salt & black pepper to taste
Slightly rinse the mushrooms with cold water to remove any dirt or debris and pat dry with paper towels (do not soak them). Slice half of the mushrooms and roughly chop the other half.
In a large saucepan, heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook gently for about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, thyme, a good pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring regularly, until the mushrooms start to brown, about 5 minutes. Spoon out 3 tablespoons of mushrooms and keep them for later (if you like to serve the soup topped with saute' mushrooms).
Stir in the second Tbsp of oil, add the flour and cook, stirring constantly for about 30 seconds to a minute. The flour, the oil and part of the mushroom moisture will form a thick paste called roux that will thicken the broth.
Add the vegetable broth and stir while returning the mixture to a boil. You want to dissolve all of the flour from the bottom of the pot. After a couple of minutes, as soon as the liquid comes up to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low and add the milk.
Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 15-20 minutes.
Finally, add the soya sauce and cook for a further minute.Taste and adjust seasoning, as necessary (it depends on the salt content of your vegetable broth)*
Spoon the soup into bowls, garnish with the remaining mushrooms and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with toasted bread on the side and enjoy!
I make my homemade vegetable broth simply cooking some sliced onions, celery, carrots and leftover veggies. It takes 5 minutes. I don't use any broth cubes or bullion.
The soup keeps well in the fridge for up to 3 days.
NUTRITIONAL FACT: nutritional values are estimates only (calculated using low salt vegetable broth and 1% fat milk).