‘Cream’ of Mushroom Soup

There’s something about hot soup on a cold or rainy day. This Paleo ‘cream’ of mushroom soup is the perfect complement to chicken breast, as well as white fish fillets. Serve this soup as a main dish with mixed vegetables on the side, or as an appetizer. Serve alongside a chicken breast, fillet of fish or other protein for a complete meal idea. For a bit more flavor, try substituting half of the water with chicken stock.

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‘Cream’ of Mushroom Soup

Servings 2

Total Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 419

carbohydrate 40g

protein 9g

fat 30g


  • 2 medium avocado(s) peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 medium grapefruit(s), juiced
  • 1 medium garlic clove(s)
  • 2 cup(s) water, boiling
  • 1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil
  • 5 medium mushroom(s), white button sliced
  • 1 medium bell pepper(s), red diced
  • 1/4 small onion(s), yellow finely minced
  • 2 medium tomato(es) diced
  • 4 tablespoon(s) basil, fresh


  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.


  1. 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. 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.

    1. 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 :)

  3. 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!

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

    1. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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!

    1. @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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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

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

  10. 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 …

  11. 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

    1. Hi Sandyscoops,

      Any type of citrus should work! Try orange, mandarin orange, pomelo, tangerine, lemon, lime or any other type of citrus fruit you can think of. Please let us know how it goes!


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