My soup game is definitely on the up (I say this having previously neglected my soup repertoire).
This time I present to you my healthy vegan no cream mushroom soup. I think mushroom soup can already be sweet enough without the extra addition of cream or milk.
I mean, sometimes I feel like a creamy soup but there are days when you want a straight up no frills soup to soothe your freezing soul.
So basically this soup is just adding a handful of various veggies to a pot, a tiny bit of spices, some boiling water and blitzing.
There's nothing really difficult about it except deciding how thick or thin you want the final consistency and whether you've struck the perfect salt balance (which, if your sick, your salt judgement will probably be off by the way).
I used both chestnut and regular white mushrooms though you can use any really. That said, I wouldn't bother with those fancy mushrooms that are chewy if you don't cook them enough. Soup is a humble thing so we don't need to over complicate it.
I added a sprinkle of dried herbs at the end, partly so my picture would look a bit more interesting, but also because dried herbs are underrated and add another little depth of flavour.
Mushroom Soup (no cream)
Healthy vegan mushroom soup without cream
- onion chopped
- 1 carrot chopped
- 2-3 celery stalks chopped (approx ½ cup)
- ½ leek chopped (approx ½ cup)
- 1 potato peeled and chopped
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 cups mushrooms (approx 250g pack)
- 1 tiny pinch each of black pepper turmeric, paprika and 7 spice
- Enough boiled water to cover approx 2-4 cups
- Sprinkle of dried herbs optional
- Salt to taste
Roughly chop all the veg
Add a drizzle of regular cooking olive oil to a good size pot on medium heat
Add the onions, leaks, celery and carrots, sauté for a few minutes
Then add the potato and mushrooms, garlic and spices
Keep stirring for a good 5 minutes while you boil some water
Cover with enough boiling water, bring to the boil for 2 minutes then lower the heat to a simmer for half an hour
Add salt (approx 1 tsp) and blitz smooth with a hand blender
Add more water if necessary and check saltiness
Sprinkle some dried or fresh herbs on top and enjoy with some fresh bread
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