Mushroom soup is probably my favourite of all soups. Its my goto comfort food
It may sound very strange to you, but I don’t think anything warms a house with savoury, hunger-making aromas more than roasting garlic and onions. Okay, I'll concede that baking a cake smells pretty amazing too, but it’s not the same and generally not quite as healthy!
But this soup is healthful? It uses a healthy pureed white bean and stock base instead of cream, this White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup recipe can be enjoyed often as you would like, guilt-free. That’s most definitely my favourite kind of recipe.
In addition to stock, the pureed base includes the roasted onions, garlic and herbs, which is very much a good thing. Oh so fragrant! The process is not complicated at all, so don’t be concerned and think that this recipe is something that you can’t pull off. This homemade soup recipe is simple stuff, y’all. I promise. And it’s so very worth it. I promise that too.
I like to soak and cook my own beans. It’s healthier, cheaper and tastier. Soak beans overnight in water, and drain. Then cover them with fresh water, and bring to a boil. Cover with a lid, and let the beans simmer till done – about 1 to 1 ½ hours. Then drain. I know this sounds like a long time, but you don’t have to baby sit the beans, they pretty much take care of themselves. You can cook any kind of bean this way and save it in the fridge for several days to use in soups, salads, chilli etc. However if you don't have time to soak your own beans don't fret - a good quality pre-cooked tin or packet will more than suffice.
WHITE BEAN AND ROASTED MUSHROOM SOUP
A satisfying soup, that uses a healthy pureed white bean and stock base instead of cream, so it can be enjoyed often, guilt-free.
Author: Emma Olliff | Emma Olliff Nutrition
Serves: Makes about 8 servings.
*Dried herbs may be substituted for fresh. The rule of thumb is one part dried, to three parts fresh.
Your guide to living whole and well. Emma Olliff is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, wellness expert, food lover, and advocate for healthy living!