Creamy soup with two kinds of mushrooms, onions and shallots. Creamy soup with two kinds of mushrooms, onions and shallots. Israeli Kitchen Creamy soup with two kinds of mushrooms, onions and shallots. (Photo: Aedka Studio/Shutterstock)

Creamy shiitake and shallot soup

Organic mushrooms and amino acids make this creamy soup both medicinal and heart-warming.

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour

We’re huge soup fans in my family, and we’ve got a handful of recipes that are tried and true winners. But once in a while we all like to change things up a bit, and that’s where the fun begins. A few weeks ago I was playing around with some gorgeous organic shiitake mushrooms and some coconut milk – and this soup was born. It was an instant hit with everyone, and the beauty of it (aside from fabulous health benefits) is that it’s completely done in one hour.

Take a look: you have the medicinal properties of the shiitake (boosts immunity, lowers blood pressure, anti-cancer), the amino acids, a variety of alliums, and the fiber, potassium and rich vitamins in the carrots.

shiitake mushrooms Shiitake mushrooms are known to provide some health benefits. (Photo: Amarita/Shutterstock)


  • 2 portobello mushroom caps, diced
  • 1 container organic shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large shallot, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 15-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon no-salt seasoning
  • Dash black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons amino acids


Saute onions, garlic, shallot, and celery until golden.

Add chopped mushrooms and carrots and cook for 10 minutes.

Add coconut milk, 1 can water, amino acids, and seasonings.

Cover and cook on low until veggies are soft, approximately 45 minutes.

Use an immersion blender to blend all ingredients until broth is creamy and thick.

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