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Healthy Mushroom Soup with Coconut Milk


Looking for a fast and simple mushroom soup that is elegant enough to serve to company?  Look no further than this healthy version of a traditional cream soup made instead with coconut milk. Not only is this recipe easy on the wallet, it packs a nutritional punch and tastes so much better than store-bought canned soup.

Did You Know?

Mushrooms are incredibly nutritious and a satisfying alternative to meat. They’re loaded with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Considered a nutritional powerhouse, mushrooms are known to support your immune which is of benefit as we head into flu season.



  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil

  • 1 onion diced

  • 4 cloves crushed

  • 5 cups (1250 ml) sliced mushrooms

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) soy sauce, optional

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) red wine vinegar or lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) salt 

  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) rosemary

  • 1/4 cup (63 ml) flour, regular or gluten-free

  • 3 1/2 cups (900 ml) vegetable, mushroom or beef broth

  • One 13 ounce (400 ml) unsweetened coconut milk, regular or lite

  • Sliced green onions, chives or chopped parsley for garnish



  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil and then add the onion and garlic and fry until softened.

  2. Add the mushrooms, salt, thyme, rosemary and sauté for about 8-10 minutes on low heat.

  3. Add the flour and combine with the other ingredients for 3 minutes.

  4. To the pot, add the broth, soy sauce, red wine vinegar or lemon juice and coconut milk. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the mushrooms have softened.

  5. To serve, garnish with sliced green onions, chives or chopped parsley.



Joanne Nijhuis MSc, RD is a consulting, media and culinary dietitian in Simcoe Grey Bruce on a mission to entertain and educate through her love of food. In addition to recipe development and writing for several publications, Joanne offers cooking demos/classes and individual counselling in-person and online via Zoom Health. For more information, email Joanne at             Instagram: jo_knows_nutrition


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