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Creamy Mushroom Soup with Fresh Herbs

Mushroom Soup with Herbs

I love fresh herbs. Given a chance, I’d add them to anything I cook. I especially love stirring them in fresh or sprinkling them over cooked dishes for that nice fresh flavor and color.  Just like I did in this creamy mushroom soup with herbs, which is packed with flavor from fresh cilantro. The inspiration for this soup comes from Erin’s delicious Vegetable Cheddar Soup.

In our family we have cilantro versus parsley wars. I love the taste of fresh cilantro. He can’t stand it and loves parsley instead. Kids hate both. So, when I made this soup, I split it in half before adding fresh herbs to it. One half ended up with cilantro for me, the other half with parsley for him. With that, we signed  ceasefire for the time being.

This soup is very easy to make. If you prefer a real creamy soup, use heavy cream instead of whole milk. Also, I usually add carrots to the soup but last time I made it, I used corn kernels. The soup turned out great, but I found that carrots make a more delicious addition than corn. Experiment and you’ll find what pleases your palate more.

Nush Olsun! Enjoy!

MUSHROOM SOUP WITH FRESH HERBS

4 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded (substitute with 3/4 cup frozen corn kernels)
2 celery stalks, diced
2  1/2 cups coarsely chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups stock (chicken or vegetable) or water
1  1/2 cups whole milk (or heavy cream if you want a creamier soup)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, or a combination of both
salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste

1. In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, carrot, celery, and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. Do not overcook as we don’t want our vegetables mushy.

2. Add the flour to the pan and stir to coat the vegetables. Gradually stir in the stock and milk. Mix to incorporate all the ingredients together. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, frequently stirring with  a wooden spoon. Boil for 1-2 minutes, or until the soup has slightly thickened.

3. Remove from heat. Stir in the chopped fresh herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately garnished with croutons, if desired or chunks of fresh bread on the side.


49 Comments
  1. Creamy Herby mushroom Soup looks very inviting. Cilantro Vs. Parsley,I’ll pick cilantro any day:)

  2. So what did the kids eat? LOL Farida, I simply love mushroom soup, it has to be among my all-time faves for the winter months. Now you’ve made me have a craving for some… perhaps tomorrow. :-)

  3. That sounds so good! Especially now that it is getting colder here. I think I would go with the cilantro too!

  4. Lovely soup, esp with the weather getting cooler. I love ur bowl & Plate.

    BTW, Farida I have tagged you for bread baking.

  5. I love mushroom soup, I too sometimes prefer the wholemilk to heavy cream as it makes for a lighter version. This soup looks great and perfect for these cold winter days:-)
    XX M

  6. I am slowly (vey slowly) getting converted to eating/ drinking soups. The thought of something warm on cold evenings sounds good.:)

    I agree about the cilantro/ coriander though I’ve never added it to soup (yet).

  7. This look so good! I love creamy soups and I’ve been seeing lots of mushrooms around the farmers market. As for cilantro vs. parsley, I will most happily eat either one!

  8. I love mushroom soup, it’s one of my favourites especially when it’s herby like this.

  9. hi farida
    first of all thanks for passing by my blog yes it happens in our house , too..cilantro versus parsley wars but hey, the mushroom soup looks so enticing and so well prepared.

  10. Hi farida, what a wonderful mushroom soup it looks so creamy. I would just love this bowl of soup for my lunch now its getting colder mmmmm…

    Rosie x

  11. that looks soo lovely something that I would love to have

  12. Oh Fari, that soup looks so creamy and good!
    I’ll have to make this even if I have to buy the herbs. My little herb garden is presently buried under a thick pile of snow. I get emotional just thinking about it.

  13. Hi Farida! The soup looks delicious! I had a creamy mushroom soup that was soooo good, long time ago, when I was just a kid. I would love to try this soup. What mushrooms did you use?

  14. Oh farida, this is so easy we could have it for dinner any night of the week.

  15. I am totally in love with cilantro

  16. Glad to have found you. I love mushroom soup. It’s so comforting. And just remembered how long it’s been since I’ve had it.

  17. Delicious… mmmm.. love it!!

  18. That is nothing like fresh herbs and they must make this soup really aromatic!

  19. This is lovely :)

  20. Soup looks creamy and delish. We all have such kind o “I Like this, you like that” fights at home…aahhaha..we have it too many times at home :)

  21. Selam Farida
    Creamy mushroom soup is my favorite also. But I am with your husband on his choice of parsley. I can not stand taste of cilantro:)
    Ellerine saglik.
    Selamlar

  22. This soup looks lovely. I bet it has a nice fresh taste. I will make for me, but hubs doesn’t even like mushrooms, so no fight over cilantro vs parsley.

  23. Mushroom soup is one of my favorite soups and this one looks nice and fresh and good!

  24. LOL, I’m with your husband on this one. I tried to love cilantro, I really did but I can’t help it, I just love parsley way better. I know how hard it is to have different food preferences, just hang in there :)
    The soup looks yum!

  25. Cilantro for me on any day! Especially good in Thai cuisine.
    I love mushroom soup too. Thanks for the recipe abla!

  26. I lived the cilantro vs parsley war too…& cilantro has emerged the winner. What a warmingly beautiful soup this is Farida…

  27. Mushroom soup is my all time favorite kind of soup! I love cilantro, and can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t like it!

  28. Mmmm looks so warm and comforting. Perfect for the cold weather we’ve been having around here.

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  30. WOW….I love being here on blogosphere….other than the love of food n blogging..the X- factor is discovering such delightful blogs like this one! :D
    I am new here and this world seems to amaze me.

  31. herb wars?? that’s awesome. we hever have that over here. everyone’s too chilled out, especially with herbs. ;) love this soup. it looks so creamy and good. awww. x

  32. Oh this looks yummy. It almost looks like a Thai-style soup. I bet you could adapt this in so many ways. I’ve got coconut milk on my brain for some reason.

  33. Hi Farida. thanks for stopping by my lil place n to have tried to subscribe…your words encourage me!
    I am trying to see whats the problem, not a techie person..still learning, so it may take some time :(
    Also, I couldn’t open ur page several times when I was trying to open the link, by clicking ur name (on comment)…it didn’t work…so I typed ur site add on the browser.
    Anyways as long as I get to speak to u :)

  34. Can?m Hay?rl? Bayramlar diliyorum.Sevdiklerin ve seni sevenlerle birlikte her günün bayram sevincinde geçsin in?allah.Sevgiler

  35. Hey Hi again Farida, were u able to subsctibe to my feed/blog??
    If not, do let me know whats the error msg tht ur getting.
    thanks :p

  36. THANK YOU, FRIENDS, FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS!

    For individual questions pls check your emails:)

    CHEERS!!!

  37. great !! i love mushroom soup. but so far I ve only made the ready packed ones ha this must be more yummy

  38. Mmmm, perfect for these overcast, snowy days. It looks wonderful… thanks for sharing :)

    P.S. congratulations on your Desserts magazine article.

  39. I love mushroom soup, and yours looks delicious!

  40. THANK YOU, Snookydoodle, Jacque and Shari!

  41. Farida,

    Happy New Year to You and Your family!

    It looks like Poland and Azerbaijan have lots of similar recipes :)

    I was clearing my mailbox and found email from you that I think I haveI never replied to… I will very soon… :)

    Margot

  42. Best wishes Farida, for a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

  43. MMM…looks so yummy! I could use a bowl right now. :)

    Hope you’re having a good New Year!

  44. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO, dear Coffee and Vanilla, Aparna and Joy.

  45. This looks great! Thanks for posting.

  46. I tried this one today – the first ‘serious’ meal I ever made. Also added some tiny-chopped beef as well to make it heavy. It came out pretty tasty and good looking.
    Thanks for the receipt.

  47. Hi,
    I tried this recipe today. Everyone loved it. THank you!!

  48. MELISSA – Glad you loved it! Thank you for trying the recipe.

  49. This soup so good, that my daughter asking for it every other week. Thank you for recipe !

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