Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup with Fresh Thyme

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup from Canned-Time.com

   Growing up, you couldn’t pay me enough to eat anything that I knew had mushrooms in it.  Seriously.  

I didn’t even like the way that they smelled.  If you are the same way when it comes to mushrooms today, please read on.  You’ll be glad to discover that they aren’t detestable like I’ve always assumed.  

This soup may even bring you around to, well, love them!

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup from Canned-Time.com

 

Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, and very low in sodium.  They provide so many important nutrients including selenium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin D.

 Mushrooms are the leading source of the essential antioxidant selenium in the produce aisle. Antioxidants, like selenium, protect body cells from damage that might lead to chronic diseases. They help to strengthen the immune system, as well2. In addition, mushrooms provide ergothioneine, a naturally occurring antioxidant that may help protect the body’s cells. – See more at: http://mushroominfo.com/benefits/#sthash.nCCmONw6.dpuf

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup from Canned-Time.com

 I’ve used this soup to create so many other healthy dishes since changing to a Non-Dairy diet.  It can blend with so many other flavors in soups and casseroles, be used as a savory gravy over roasted vegetables or combined with pasta or rice as a main dish.  Keep some on hand in the freezer for quick and nutritious meals just as you would the more expensive canned versions.

I bet you’ll come around to mushroom love as I have ♥

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup from Canned-Time.com

 

A little freshly cut Thyme will bring an extra earthy touch to your soup.  It’s easy to grow and so fragrant and fresh.

 Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup from Canned-Time.com

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Fresh Thyme
A healthier non-dairy version of the traditional mushroom soup base. This deliciously spiced vegetable soup has a rich creamy texture and light background flavors from fresh thyme and black pepper. Use it for a casserole cream base, stroganoff gravy or just a simple lovely soup on a cold night. Freezes well. Adjust the spices for your own preferences.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lbs. fresh Mushrooms, rinsed gently
  2. 2 cups roasted Cauliflower (see directions below)
  3. 1 - 2 Tbs. BBQ rub of choice
  4. 3 Tbs. Olive Oil
  5. 1 1/2 cups Nut Milk Creamer ( I used Coconut - unsweetened)
  6. 1 quart vegetable stock - adjust amount for desired creaminess when soup is done
  7. 1/4 cup Fresh Thyme leaves or 2 Tbs. dried
  8. 1 Tbs. Black Pepper
  9. 1 tsp Sea Salt
  10. 1 Garlic Clove minced or 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  11. Pinch of Nutmeg (optional)
Prepare your Cauliflower
  1. Wash & chop 1 small head of Cauliflower, stems included. Drizzle with 2 - 3 tsp. of Olive Oil. Sprinkle your oil coated cauliflower with seasoning ( I used a favorite BBQ rub blend) Rub the seasoning onto the pieces to coat. Place the seasoned pieces in a foil pouch and seal. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Transfer cooked Cauliflower to a blender. Add in the nut creamer and blend until completely smooth / about 1 minutes. Transfer the creamed mixture to a stock pot.
For the soup
  1. Blend mushrooms and vegetable stock in the blender until smooth. Add the mushroom blend in with the creamed cauliflower and heat to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and add in all other ingredients.
  2. Adjust the texture adding small amounts of water if needed. Cook on low for 30 minutes, covered.
  3. Serve with crusty bread and garnish with a little fresh thyme and more black pepper.
Notes
  1. Makes about 2 1/2 quarts of soup. The salt amounts in the recipe are minimal so that the soup can be used in other recipes as a base. If you're using this as a simple (delectable) soup alone, you should adjust the salt amount to your own taste.
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 Have a wonderful week.  I’ll be enjoying the crisp autumn air and working on a buckwheat porridge dish for you by week’s end.

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11 thoughts on “Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup with Fresh Thyme

  1. narf77

    I am glad you came around to mushrooms, they are scrumptious things. Love the look of this soup and it’s possibilities. Cheers for the share Ms Angela 🙂

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      You’re perfectly right Michaell, and thanks for your comment!
      The soup is designed to grow into lots of other things. It’s delicious as an side but you’re right, it can certainly base other soups, sauces, or gravies. Hope you try it out! Take care.

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      My husband mixes his own BBQ rub and that’s why I use it in so many recipes. I just love the heat/sweet mix it has. Unfortunately, he won’t give up the recipe. But I’m sure other brands out there would work fine.

  2. Poppy

    I’m so excited to make this Angela! I love the use of cauliflower to make it creamy and adding BBQ seasoning is genius! I’m a serious mushroom lover!
    Also I adore the thyme shot ❤️

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