Paleo Plan

‘Cream’ of Mushroom Soup

Serve alongside a chicken breast, fillet of fish or other protein for a complete meal.

Makes a bowl of soup for two people.

Approximate cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • juice of 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red sweet pepper, diced
  • 1/4 small yellow onion, finely minced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh basil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, blend avocado, grapefruit juice, garlic and hot water. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a medium pan with tall sides over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil.
  3. Saute mushrooms, sweet pepper, onion, tomato, and basil until they begin to soften.
  4. Add avocado mixture and heat through.

32 Comments

  1. Kristina

    how do you cook it? cook the vegi first then add to the sauce? Put raw vegi in with the sauce then cook on stove in big pot? We need more info!

  2. Where does the tomato go in at?

  3. I’m not to big on mushrooms, so I’ll be subbing it for something else…. maybe celery.

  4. On one of your menus you served this with no protein. Am I missing sonething? You also had leftovers for a couple of lunches. Are you considering the mushrooms to have enough protein. Just curious.

    • that must have been a mistake if it was served without protein. Each meal always should have a significant protein. Apologies. We’re still pretty new, and do make mistakes, but we’re working hard, I promise :)

  5. I tried this yesterday and was very surprised at the results. This was amazing. However, instead of using one cup of hot water, I used 1/2 cup of Organic Free Range Chicken Broth + 1/2 cup of water. To me, this added a bit more flavor.

    I’m going to try this again tonight and add other vegetables as well.

    NOTE: Make sure the soup is hot, but not BOILING HOT as you are cooking it.

    Have a nice day!

  6. cbabco2

    Where does the grapefruit come in?

    • Jason G.

      @cbabco2: It’s gragefruit juice, or, more accurately, squeeze the juice from 1/2 a grapefruit and blend it in step one.

  7. This sounds great. How many people do you think it serves? Two? thanks!

    • Jason G.

      Yes, this recipe is designed with two people in mind, but you’ll want to accompany it with some protein, most likely a meat dish of some sort.

  8. RonandRox

    What would you suggest as a substitute for grapefruit juice? I cannot drink grapefruit juice at this time.

  9. xfitrunner

    This was pretty good, I would call it guacamole soup! I will also double the mushrooms next time.

  10. Margaret Pestone

    Simple, easy, delicious meal. My husband and I have been on Paleo for six weeks. We follow the menu and use the shopping list. Since we began we have had no cravings and not been hungry. Suddenly we are craving all the wrong foods: ice cream, pasta, french fries, etc.. We do not want to lose our momentum, what do you suggest?

  11. Hi Margaret,

    Congratulations on your decision to start eating paleo! I wanted to offer my own tips for getting over the craving hurdles, which come up from time to time…

    I would first ask if you have allowed any sugar back in your diet recently. In my experience, if I have let in any extra sugar, unknowlngly or even by fruit or wine, it can start a whole psychological and physical roller coaster in which I begin to crave bad carbs. When I’m super strict, however, I don’t feel that way. Craving carbs is now a signal to me that I’ve let something back into my diet.

    My only real tip for you is to be sure you’re eating things you love! I noticed you mentioned in your post that you have been following the menu and shopping list.. sometimes, following another person’s plan can leave you unsatisfied, even if the plan is completely healthy! This is in no way meant to discredit the menu plan, but an encouragement to “make it your own”! Food is to be mentally, not just physically, satisfying, and if you’re eating meals you love all the time, you will be much less likely to want more. Hope this helps!

  12. This recipe looks great, I’m going to try it this week.

  13. I absolutely LOVE cream of mushroom soup but am allergic to both avocado and grapefruit. Suggestions? Thanks!

    • @Renee – How about coconut milk or almond butter or a combo of the two and lime juice instead of grapefruit? Or a combo of lime and orange? Freshly squeezed, that is.

  14. RILEcuyer

    Oh, that would work! Thanks!

  15. This was soo so good! I also added a cut up leaf of Kale about 2 minutes before serving… Added just a little different texture. Definitely one of my new favorites!

  16. Tonight when we made this, we added some ham while sauteeing the veggies, to make a more complete meal. Delicious.

  17. AWESOME SOUP!!! I’ve doubled the recipe which worked out really well (next time I will remember not to add the hotwater to my food processor…apparently a bit over capacity for it : )). Once the soup was mixed together I hand blendered the whole thing for an even creamier texture, my husband had the brilliant idea of topping (once in the bowl) with some crumbled bacon. BRILLIANT! So good, thank you for this.

  18. Def would consider this as a guacamole soup. I used 1 cup hot water and 1 cup coconut milk for an extra creamy texture. Slammin.

  19. How much grapefruit juice is necessary? I don’t have a juicer and am unsure that my manual juicing skills are up to par. :)

    • Neely Quinn

      Andrea – Not sure, but I’d say about 1/2 cup?

  20. Bradley

    I don’t have a food processor.. I have a high powered blender though. Is that basically the same thing/idea?

    • Neely Quinn

      Bradley – Yep, I bet that would work for this!

  21. Love this comment section! I, too, can’t have grapefruit, so wondered what to substitute. The citrus I have on hand is meyer lemon. Wish me luck …

  22. I can’t have tomatoes, can I just leave them out?

    • Lisa – Sure, you can leave them out or sub them for a different veggie.

  23. i was honestly not a big fan it was a lilttle bland and i think the overrall taste of the avocado mixture was not good

  24. Jeanne

    Im afraid this soup tasted more like bland sour avo than mushrooms…real pity :-(

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