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This raw cream of mushroom soup uses cashews as the cream base. It tastes surprisingly like traditional mushroom soup - but without the dairy. A blender is required.

Ingredients

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Directions

  • 1. Wash and dry your mushrooms. Chop 'em up a bit.  
  • 2. Add all ingredients (except the second amount of reserved finely chopped mushrooms) into your high-speed blender. Blend on high until very smooth and well-blended. Blend for an abnormally long time because you want this raw cream of mushroom recipe to be slightly warm when coming out of the blender.
  • 3. Pour liquidy mushroom soup mixture into a bowl(s). Add remaining mushrooms and stir with a spoon. See what we're doing here? We're making a liquidy mixture and then adding some chunks to it to give it some texture and variety. That's the trick to all my raw soups.
  • 4. Eat this raw cream of mushroom soup recipe immediately, while still warm from the blender!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

I am posting this raw cream of mushroom soup recipe for my raw friend Gayla. She is dying to making a batch of raw cream of mushroom soup so I wanted to post my simple mushroom soup recipe for her ASAP! I've actually been eating this for lunch all the time lately. As you can tell, I am on a raw vegan soup kick!

It's really quite freaky how much this tastes like Campbell's brand cream of mushroom soup. Also, you can vary the water content of this soup quite a bit to alter the result. I would start with 1/4 cup of water and slowly add a bit more water if necessary to (a) facilitate blending; and (2) to get the consistency that you like your soup.

Another note... Sometimes I like to make a very thick batch of this soup and use it like a mushroomy gravy, as well. Mmm!

In terms of portion sizes, this raw vegan mushroom soup recipe is perfect for one nice big bowl of soup for one person.

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, and Iron.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.

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Super easy and amazingly tasty once you add the salt in...forgot initially! Was quick and easy! Thank you

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Canned vegetables are not part of a true raw food diet/way of eating.

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If I store the soup in the fridge how long is it good for? And is it a possibility to heat the soup on the stove just for added warmth. I love soups, but I like them only warm or hot.

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I know this might seem strange tonask, but instead of water could one possibly use organic better than boullian broth ? Im just starting out and have not gone completely raw as of yet.

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Hi Jenalee, I don't see why not! The broth wouldn't be raw, but if you're okay with it then go for it!

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i tried coating sliced mushrooms with a lil olive oil, garlic, salt, n pepper then dehydrated for few hrs. and used these for the chunks of mushroom in the soup. made it tatse like they'd been sauteed. added a whole diff level of taste.

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Mmm, that does sound good. Good thinking, Dee Dee!

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This is my favorite so far!
Your soups are soo easy and delicious :D

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Hi Sila! So glad you liked this one :)

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I got inspired by this and prepared one with butter squash (I like to eat it alone but this was really yummy) and I also added a little bit of coconut butter and thyme... really good!!!

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Hey Sila! Nice idea, I don't eat enough squash. It's not on my radar, but you're inspiring me to seek it out the next time I grocery shop. Thx for the inspiration. I can be a bit of a xenophobe when it comes to trying new fruit and veg - I need to step outside the box! xox

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Pretty good! I did have problems getting my cashews to blend smoothly so thought I will try soaking them overnight next time. I added a bit of flax seed oil at the end to pump up the nutritional value. Nyum yum.

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Hi Charmaine! Sometimes it can be tough if your blender isn't cooperating. Soaking overnight is a good solution, also sometimes just stopping the blender, moving things around (especially creating an air pocket down the side) and starting up again helps a lot.

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'Twas very satisfying and tasty. I've been making this every other day, and decided to add some steamed and salted acorn squash and carrots. I definitely recommend this soup! it really hits the spot. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe :)

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Hi TiffanyClaire,

So glad you like the soup and are having fun with some cooked options with it. Experimenting in the kitchen is fun!

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Robin's Review

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Really liked this soup and looking forward to trying more of them. I am a vegetarian and always looking for new recipes. I think I will try tomato next...my daughter's favorite!

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Awesome Robin! So glad you enjoyed my mushroom soup. If you try the tomato I'd love to know what you (and your daughter) think :)

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I hope you don't mind, but I added a few things to this recipe. First of all, button mushrooms are almost impossible to find where I live. Instead, I used some shitake and a long Asian mushroom with a little white cap at the end. I also added 2 cloves of garlic, nutritional yeast, parsley, and some fresh squeezed lime juice. I also garnished with seaweed crispies. Delicious!

I didn't think I'd get full, but it didn't take long and I was completely satisfied. A great soup on a rainy, fall day, even in the tropics!

THANK YOU!

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Hi Sharon, I love it when you add additional tweaks to my recipes. I try to keep my recipes really simple so that they are satisfying and work on their own, but then you can add more if inspiration hits.

Garnished with seaweed crispies??? YES!!!!!!! That would be yum. I will need to try that. :)

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I don't even know if I like "regular" cream of mushroom soup but I decided to give this a go anyway. It was wonderful! I will be making this again when I need something super quick and easy...I could (and will) eat this everyday...

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Awesome Kristan! Glad you liked it even though you weren't sure that you would. I grew up on mushroom soup so I am partial to the stuff.

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Can't wait to try this tonight! My hubby is a professional chef for over 18 years & can't wait to see what he thinks. I am slowly switching him to 100% raw & just love your website for inspirations & ideas. Simple yet amazing!!! :-) thank you.

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You go Vanja! He might be a tough nut to crack? But I believe in you :)

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This is a simple base recipe, which is very bland. You will need to add your own mix to this to make it special.

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Hi Jennifer, what did you spice yours with? I enjoy the simple, creamy flavor.

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The recipe was super easy to make but it wasn't what I expected it to be after reading the reviews.. I'm going to try the other raw soups. It maybe, we are still getting used to eating raw

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Hi Cookie, could be a variety of factors, and could be that the flavor just doesn't suit you.  Try my red pepper soup instead!

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I love this recipe it's delicious. I've always made it with raw almond butter, but after trying it with cashews it tastes even better. And, added bonus, raw almond butter is super expensive in England, whereas I can buy a large bag of raw cashews, which will last weeks, for a relatively reasonable price. I'm going to work my way through your other soups now!

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I add a tbsp of tamari and top with nutritional yeast flakes (fortified with B12) for variety. I know the latter isn't raw, but it's still a good food in my book.

Thank you

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Hi Jane, Awesome! Love it when finding a cheaper solution that tastes just as good :) B12 is super important if you're vegan. Good you're taking it!

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B12 is very important. It can cause a dangerous deficiency without it

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Hi Renelle, great point. I totally agree. B12 and B6 are the only supplements that I take.

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Super easy and amazingly tasty once you add the salt in...forgot initially! Was quick and easy! Thank you

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So glad you enjoyed, Sandy!

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Canned vegetables are not part of a true raw food diet/way of eating.

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True, Alex!

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This is a great recipe! So fast and filling. Thanks!

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Glad you enjoyed it Stephanie!

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OMG this soup is DELICIOUS! Couldn't believe how easy it was to make. Thank you for this great recipe

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Glad this mushroom soup turned out well for you Lise. Many of my soups are similar - so do expand your horizons and if you liked this one then you will like most of them :) Red pepper soup is good

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Wow! It's all i can say I LOVE this.

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You summed it up perfectly Teresa :)

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Awesome recipe, made the soup last week and today made a slightly modified version. Put in slightly less water, 1/4 cup so that it was thicker then added to spiralised zucchini to make creamy mushroom "pasta". Delicious, a winner!! Loving your raw recipes please keep them coming!! xx

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Farah that sounds DELICIOUS!!

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I don't have a blender and will buy one but should I get a food processor which is better?

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A commonly asked question is, “Do I really need a blender AND a food processor?” Yes is the answer! Blenders are used for more liquidy stuff, food processors are used for dryer stuff... If you could only get one I would start with an inexpensive food processor ($60 or so)

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I will use Pb (100% peanuts only) for this recipe. I'll let you know :)

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Hi Laura, I am confused! Why are you using peanuts in a cream of mush soup recipe?

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I have never had a raw soup before - so i just made it for lunch and think it's fab. I just added pepper because I like things a little spicy. Soooooo Goooood!!!! Now I want to make the other raw soups!

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Hi Rikaine! You will find making other soups pretty easy since most of my soup recipes are pretty similar and you will get the hang of it - so much so that you will be creating your own :) I recommend the tomato or the celery, they are really good

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Had this for lunch, added garlic and thyme. Yum. Loving your recipes, so simple and tasty! I added lukewarm water instead of cold which helped with temperature too.

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Glad you liked it Chelsea :) I like your spice additions.

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I admit I didn't have much faith going in this deceptively simple recipe but I'm glad I was proven wrong.

Tasty!

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I love your phrase "deceptively simple" recipes - that should be my motto! lol Glad you liked it Prospero

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Oh my! This recipe is delish! But I must confess that I did saute the mushrooms before adding. I know! I know! I'm such a sinner :( But it was so good - yum!

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Lol saute-ing is not a sin :) It's just not raw, but that's alright. You've gotta do what works for you!

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I was wondering how long you should let the Vitamix blender run? Can it get over the optimum temperature or should that not be a worry?

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I generally keep touching the exterior of the blender carafe (container) to feel how warm it is getting. Usually just getting it tobe slightly warm is nice. Yes, you can overblend - if it's steaming when you pour it's too hot!

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All of your recipes look great!! My husband is restricted by eating cashews at the moment. What would you suggest as an alternate for this recipe, if any? Thank you in advance!

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Restricted from*

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In this case I would actually recommend finding a different recipe for celery soup that uses avocado for creaminess since he can't do cashews

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Hi!can I use a foo processor instead of blender?

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No, sorry Jenna. This will not work well at all in a food processor because it will be too wet. It should be made in a blender.

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Mmmm. So simple, yet so good. I added a splash of Liquid Bragg's & it's wonderful.
Thank you for all the great recipes!

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I am eating this as I type this. Very yummy. I added some almond milk that I had on hand. I also sliced the garnish mushrooms as thin as possible with my mandolin and then minced them. Then I marinated them in a dab of mediterranean sea salt and Bragg Liquid Aminos. It gave them the cooked texture of canned soup. Thanks for the recipe. I've only been eating a raw diet for about two weeks now and I've already tried a few of your recipes. They are great!

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I made it and it is really good! It's rich, which sometimes on a raw diet is a welcome change!

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This looks and sounds so great! I can't wait to try it tonight! I'm glad for your comment about not putting it in the fridge for a while before serving! That was my plan until I saw this thread. I am too only 5 days raw so far but cannot think of any reason to ever go back! Thanks for all the amazing recipes! Just what a newbie needs!

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Yummy thank you

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you're welcome Stella

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Any idea how long this will keep in the fridge?

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I never store my soup recipes :(

They are much better fresh. Plus, when you eat them right out of the fridge they are very cold, thick and not as appetizing.

I recommend not storing them :)

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If I store the soup in the fridge how long is it good for? And is it a possibility to heat the soup on the stove just for added warmth. I love soups, but I like them only warm or hot.

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I have been reading that raw mushrooms are not safe to eat however it seems that many people have eaten this soup and lived to tell about it so I guess I am safe to give it a try. :)

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I wonder why they wouldn't be safe to eat? I have eaten them all my life :)

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Oh my!!! I'm not about to forget this one. Best raw soup ever in my books. It reminds me of a "cooked" soup I used to have in the UK... great recipe, BRAVO!!!

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Haha, I know. And so easy too, right???

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Extremely easy!!! I am having it again tonight :)

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*like

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I just made this soup for lunch, and was really surprised how good it was, it was the best raw recipe I have tried yet, I have only been raw for 5 days, so that's probably not saying much, but I will definitely be adding this to my favorites list. I love how your site has lots of simple recipes, it makes it a lot easier when you don't have much time to put into it.

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Sounds like you're doing great for only being 5 days in! Glad to have you here Amanda. :)

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We had this for supper last night. I doubled it so it would be enough for me and my husband and added about five cloves crushed garlic, 1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp fresh rosemary and then topped it with "Parmesan"*. We really enjoyed it :o)

*the way I like to make parmesan is 2 parts sesame seeds to 1 part nutritional yeast along with some sea salt, pop in all in a coffee grinder and process until well ground. I put mine in one of those fun little shakers like you have on your table in a pizza joint and keep it in the fridge as a condiment.

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Yum Sarah!!

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You should seriously consider specifying button mushrooms in your recipe, the vast majority of edible mushrooms cannot be consumed raw without severe gastrointestinal distress, cheers.

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Really? I almost never cooked mushrooms, even before going raw, and never noticed that. Are there any in particular that I should avoid?

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Everyone is different Caroline. I am like you with a "cast iron gut" my parents used to say and can eat almost anything. Enjoy your mushrooms.

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Thanks for your note Robert

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i don't have a blendtec or vitamix yet will a basic blender get the job done?

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Yes siree bob!

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I tried the soup they way you make it, it was amazing! we poured it over some zucchini 'pasta' :) I'm still going to try it with almonds when i get a chance, I'll let you know how that turns out:)

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Glad you like :)

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I've made a few of your recipes, they are delicious! i was wondering, could you soak and peel almonds for this soup? cashews are so expensive here and sometimes i'm in the mood for something like this but not necessarily for the richness of cashews. just thought i'd ask if you've ever tried it with other nuts? Thanks for all your recipes! my husband, kids and I LOVE them:)

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You could certainly try the almonds, Ashley. I think brazil nuts and macadamia nuts could work too. Also, perhaps just reducing the cashews might work too.

Let me know how it turns out.

Glad the fam loves your creations :)

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This is absolutely delicious! I finally got to make it for dinner. It is creamy and mild, and soothing. I love it, and will be making it on a regular basis!
Weird, I know....but I was wondering the other day what a raw foodie would eat if they were sick, and wanted comfort food. Now I know! Thanks again for another yummy, simple, instantly gratifying (no waiting for dehydration, not lots of prep time) recipe!

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I think soothing is a PERFECT way to describe this recipe. It is a total comfort food feeling for me too. Glad you like :)

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Sweet Laura Jane...you mentioned my name in your post! I will be making this for my lunch, (and maybe putting some of it on my kelp noodles) and will report back on how it was. Thanks for getting it up asap! You are a doll!

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My pleasure. :)

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