This sophisticated creamy Winter Immunity Mushroom Bean Soup is easy to make. It’s contributed by Danielle Ryan, clinical herbalist and nutritionist whom I met at the yearly Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism fair, here in Boulder. It was so delicious that I had to have the recipe.
Mushrooms are known for their medicinal qualities and they’re a wonderful addition to a plant-based diet. A great source of B & D vitamins, they are also high in fiber and even protein. They also know to be a natural cancer fighter.
This cream of mushroom soup with beans will taste better, and be better for you, than any you buy at the market. The creaminess comes from the coconut milk – not a drop of dairy.
If you’d like less fat from the coconut milk, you can use 1 teaspoon of coconut extract instead mixed with 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk. You will puree about half of the soup which also adds to the creaminess.
You’ll start by sauteeing the onions in a small amount of broth or water. When they have wilted, add the garlic and the mushroom, and continue to saute until they have reduced by about half.
You’ll never fall short of mushroom recipes. Here are a few to try:
- Black Bean Mushroom Burgers
- Vegan Mushroom Gravy
- Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Salad
- Mushroom Veggie Tacos
- Mushroom Burgundy Sauce Over Polenta
Then, you can add all of the vegetable broth, the coconut milk, and the drained white beans. This satisfying mushroom bean soup is good for every day, as well as for guests. Serve with crunchy whole-grain bread.
I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below for this Winter Immunity Mushroom Bean Soup! If you have a photo and post on Instagram, tag me using the hashtag #plantbasedcooking in your caption, and I won’t miss it!
This recipe is Certified Plantricious because it meets the following guidelines.
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- Must be whole food plant-based, contains no animal products
- May be minimally processed
- No added oil
- No added sugars
- No artificial additives or preservatives
- Sodium (mg) to Calories ratio, 1 ≤ 1
- Total Fiber to Calories, 2g ≥ 100 calories
Winter Immunity Mushroom Soup
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- 1/8 cup water for sauteeing
- 4 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 large yellow sweet onion, chopped
- 8 oz carton mushrooms (any type of mushroom will do), sliced
- 1 Tbl medicinal mushroom powder (optional)
- 1 15 oz. can white northern or cannellini beans drained & rinsed
- 1 can light canned coconut milk
- OR 1 tsp coconut extract mixed with 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk
- 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (or 4 cups homemade)
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- In a large pot, sauté the onions in water for about 10 minutes until the onions are just starting to caramelize. Add garlic and cook for about a minute until fragrant.
- Add the mushrooms and simmer for another 10-15 minutes, until mushrooms have about halved in size.
- Combine half the cooked mushroom and onion sauté, vegetable broth, and coconut milk in a blender on high speed for about 5 minutes or until creamy. At this point, add the medicinal mushroom powder if you're using.
- Pour the blended soup back into the pot. This creates a velvety soup broth, but still has some texture to it.
- Add the white beans and let simmer all together for another 5-10 minutes.
- Season to taste with plenty of freshly ground black pepper and sea salt if necessary.
- Ladle the hot soup into bowls and enjoy!
I made this for dinner tonight. I didn’t have coconut milk, so I used oat milk. It was still thinner near the end so I added a bit of whole wheat flour mixed with water. That worked. Both my husband and I like it a lot! He left his as is. I added pepper, fresh-dried sage, and rosemary, which turned out REALLY well! Now we have a new go to for soup! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!!!
So glad you enjoyed the soup! I like how you substituted, too. It’s fun to hear how people make it their own. I’ll have to try those herbs next time I make this.
I love the idea of adding the herbs in. Making this tonight with both crimini and shiitake mushrooms.
Love this soup!! Making it again and wondered if it freezes well.
Hey Chava, I’m so glad you enjoyed the soup. I haven’t tried freezing it myself. Some say it’s fine to freeze a soup with coconut milk and others say that coconut milk doesn’t freeze well so I’m at a bit of a loss as to what’s best. Let me know if you try freezing it. It should last 4-5 days covered in the fridge.
Monika lew Masuda
I have made this soup twice now. It is very flavorful. After the blending when the soup is reheating I added another 8 oz. of sliced mushrooms along with the beans. I have also used trumpet mushrooms and oyster along with cremini or white ones. This is a keeper. Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome! Yum, the more mushrooms the better. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipe! 🥰