Savory Mushroom Essence Soup


Embark on a culinary journey with our Savory Mushroom Essence Soup, a cream-free creation that doesn't compromise on flavor. This soup celebrates the natural, robust flavors of mushrooms in a light, yet deeply satisfying broth. Perfect for those who prefer a healthier, dairy-free option, it's a testament to the magic of simple ingredients coming together to create something extraordinary.

Savory Mushroom Essence Soup:

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl (approximately 250 ml)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 90 kcal
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 200mg


  • Assorted fresh mushrooms (shiitake, button, portobello), sliced: 400g (14 oz)
  • Onion, finely chopped: 1 small (100g)
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 2 (10g)
  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons (30ml)
  • Vegetable broth: 4 cups (960ml)
  • Dried thyme: 1 teaspoon (1g)
  • Soy sauce: 1 tablespoon (15ml)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish: 2 tablespoons (6g)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Mushroom Sauté: In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Cook until the mushrooms are soft and browned.
  2. Flavor Infusion: Stir in thyme, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Broth Addition: Pour in vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Blend (Optional): For a thicker soup, blend half of the soup and return it to the pot.
  5. Garnish: Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Mushroom Variety: Using different types of mushrooms enhances the flavor complexity.
  • Soy Sauce: Adds depth to the broth; adjust according to taste.
  • Blending: Blending part of the soup can create a creamy texture without cream.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use dried mushrooms? 

Yes, but rehydrate them in warm water before using.

Is this soup vegan? 

Yes, it's both vegan and dairy-free.

How long can I store it? 

Refrigerate for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

As you relish each spoonful of this Savory Mushroom Essence Soup, let the pure flavors of mushrooms in their natural glory warm your soul. It's not just a meal; it's a celebration of simplicity and healthfulness in a bowl. Enjoy this guilt-free indulgence!