Mixed Mushroom Soup

Mixed Mushroom Soup

Serves 6

This easy soup gets wonderful flavor and texture from a mix of cooked and raw mushrooms. If you would like to use portobello mushrooms, first scrape out the dark gills under their caps as they can give the soup a muddy color.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound assorted mushrooms, such as shiitake, oyster, royal trumpet or cremini, trimmed
  • 1 (4-ounce) package enoki mushrooms or 4 ounces white button mushrooms, trimmed
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or mushroom broth*
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • Mixed herbs such as chives, parsley, chervil or thyme, for garnish
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Method: 

Set aside 1/4 pound (about 2 cups) of mixed mushrooms and half the button mushrooms for garnish. Chop remaining mushrooms.

In a large pot, combine chopped mushrooms, broth, shallots, tamari and vinegar. Bring to a boil over high heat, lower heat and simmer, covered, until mushrooms are very tender, about 25 minutes. Working in small batches, purée mushrooms in a blender. Return to the pot. Add more broth or water as needed if the soup is too thick.

Thinly slice reserved mixed mushrooms and stir them into the soup. Heat until soup is hot and mushrooms are very lightly cooked. Ladle into bowls, top with remaining button mushrooms and herbs, and serve.

* Find a recipe for Easy Mushroom Broth at wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: about 1 cup, 60 calories (5 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 4g protein
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