Friday, May 30, 2014

Condensed Mushroom Soup from Nourish

I thought I'd share another recipe from Nourish this week while the giveaway is going on.

I don't use condensed soups often. When I do, I make my own homemade version of cream soup.

Recently I wanted condensed cream soup and was out of milk. I remembered this dairy-free recipe in the Nourish cookbook. It was a great chance to try it.

Again the secret ingredient in this recipe is beans. You will start to think that every recipe in Nourish has beans but that is far from true! It just happens to be the two recipes I enjoyed from this book.

The day I wanted to make this, I had no mushrooms. So I substituted some celery to make celery soup. I used this soup as a sauce for steak (in another recipe in Nourish) and also for egg stacks. I didn't tell my family and I don't think they know yet that I made a different sauce.

The ways to personalize this soup are limitless with different spices. This is recipe that is going in my favorite's file!

Condensed Mushroom Soup

1 onion, chopped
1 T oil
2 T fresh herbs OR 2 tsp dried herbs (such as sage, thyme, rosemary, or parsley)
1/2 tsp pepper (this was a little too much in my opinion)
4 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced (I used 2 cups chopped celery instead)
1 (15 oz.) can white kidney beans, drained
1 T soy sauce
2 T nutritional yeast (optional)

Saute chopped onion in olive oil. Add herbs and pepper; saute until onion is clear. Add mushrooms and cook four minutes.

Puree in blender with beans until smooth. Add soy sauce and blend well.

8 comments :

  1. I'm definitely going to try this! I have a non-dairy sauce that I use but this one is quite different and it uses things I'm likely to have on hand. Plus, it looks yummy.

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  2. Maybe this is a silly question...can this be used as a soup? Would I add water? Any idea? I have never used condensed soups but I think they are the kind people buy and add water to. What are other uses for condensed soups other than a steak sauce?

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    1. I'm really not sure. I think it could be used as a soup with a little water added but I haven't tried it. I use condensed cream soup mainly in casseroles and for sauces. Do some experimenting and see what you find!
      Gina

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  3. Looks delicious! Will definitely be trying this one. Maybe even tonight over roast.

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  4. So could we use this in place of canned condensed soups in recipes for casseroles and such? We have many recipes that call for those and are trying to get away from processed foods.

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    1. Yes, you can use this recipe in any casserole that calls for cream soup.
      Gina

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  5. This is amazing! I have a few family recipies I have never tried because they have these soups in them. Do you think this could be frozen?

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    1. I freeze cooked dried beans - so I don't know why it couldn't.
      Gina

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