Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

The perfect soup to get you through the rainy winter. The mushrooms bring rich umami flavor while cashews give it a creamy texture that is somehow still vegan.
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Talya Lutzker


  • Large pot
  • Blender


  • ¼ cup olive oil, or ghee
  • 1 onion, white or yellow
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 lb. cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • ¼ lb. shiitake or lion's mane mushrooms, chopped (optional)
  • 5 cups vegetable broth or water, (or chicken stock)
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed from stem
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves removed from stems
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup parsley leaves, roughly chopped


  • Head ¼ cup olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add 1 chopped onion and sauté until it is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the chopped 4 cloves garlic, 3 carrots, 1 lb cremini mushrooms, and optional ¼ lb shiitake or lion's mane mushrooms. Sauté for another 5 minutes.
  • Pour in 5 cups of vegetable broth or water, as well as 1 Tbsp Kosher salt, 4 sprigs thyme and 3 sprigs rosemary, stems removed. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes
  • Remove from heat. Ladle 2 cups of the soup into a blender along with 1 tsp black pepper and ¾ cup raw cashews. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Transfer cashew cream soup to a new pot.
  • Working in batches, puree the remaining soup and add to the cashew cream. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Season to taste and garnish with fresh parsley and a drizzle of olive oil.


Serve as a side dish, or with some toasted bread as a main course. 


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 1193mg | Potassium: 640mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5099IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg