Cashew Cream of Mushroom Soup tastes like it's loaded with cream, but it's 100% dairy-free. It's an easy to make soup recipe that's perfect for detox January but won't leave you feeling like you're missing out. Vegan + paleo + Whole30 compliant.  |

Cashew Cream of Mushroom Soup

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American


Cashew Cream of Mushroom Soup tastes like it’s loaded with cream, but it’s 100% dairy-free. It’s an easy to make soup recipe that’s healthy enough for a clean eating detox but won’t leave you feeling like you’re missing out.



  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 20 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups water, divided


  1. Place the cashews in a jar and fill the jar with water. Seal the jar and place it in your fridge for 2-24 hours. (If you have a high-powered blender, you can soak the cashews for the time the mushrooms and onions are cooking)
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook the mushrooms until they have released their liquid and are just starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-high, add the onion and cook until it is soft and light brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, sea salt, thyme, and black pepper and cook for 1 minute more.
  3. Transfer the mushrooms to your blender. Drain and rinse the cashews and put them in your blender. Add 3 cups of water and blend on high until very smooth.
  4. Pour your soup back into the pot, add one more cup of water and reheat it gently. Season to taste with extra sea salt and black pepper.


While I do love serving this soup with bread, if you follow a Whole30 or paleo diet you will need to eat on its own.

If you want to get extra fancy, a little drizzle of truffle oil is amazing.

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