Raw creamy vegan miso soup is made with mellow miso, mushrooms, hemp hearts and cashews, and blends up into a delicious healthy vegan soup!
Where to begin with this Raw Creamy Mushroom Miso Soup, except to start by saying how incredibly good it was!
The recipe is adapted from the raw miso soup in Everyday Raw Express, by Matthew Kenney (< affiliate link).
The only changes made were adding red pepper flakes & baby bella mushrooms to the mushroom mix, as well as using hemp hearts instead of pine nuts in the soup base.
I was a bit skeptical at first, but it was delicious and I enjoyed every last drop!
For me this soup was very filling as is. I didn’t need any breads or other grains in addition, although a nice crispy whole grain bread or cracker of sorts would be great to dip capturing the creamy goodness and great flavors of this soup.
Ingredients You’ll Need
In the recipe, mushrooms are marinated and added to a creamy soup base made of cashews, hemp hearts and miso creating a light, healthy soup that is packed with umami flavors.
Here is everything you will need:
- Mushrooms (shiitakes & baby bellas)
- Organic miso (yellow or white)
- Hemp hearts (or pine nuts)
- Raw cashews
- Pure maple syrup
- Dulse flakes or crushed dried wakame, optional
- Sesame oil
- Red pepper flakes
- Salt & pepper to taste
How To Make Raw Vegan Miso Soup
- Mushrooms: Start with the mushroom mixture by combining the mushrooms with olive oil or broth, tamari, lemon/lime juice and red pepper flakes. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. I really love the flavor of the lemon in the marinade, it’s perfect once combined with the soup.
- Miso Soup: In your blender, place the water, miso, hemp hearts, cashews, and pure maple syrup, blend until smooth (I used a food processor here, but recommend sticking with a blender). Taste for flavor, adding mineral salt & pepper as needed. It will have some froth on top, you can either leave it or scoop it off. I scooped most of it off. Add wakame/dulse, let them absorb the soup.
- Combine: Once mushrooms are ready, add the marinated mushrooms, with juices, to the blended soup, and give a good stir.
Tips For The Best Miso Mushroom Soup
- Use your favorite mushrooms! I used a combination of shiitake and crimini mushrooms here as they came in variety pack, and I love this combination. But oyster, enoki, or white button mushrooms would all be great too.
- Don’t skimp on the lemons. I called for juice of 2 lemons, that’s about 2 – 3 tablespoons which is perfect, adding a nice brightness to the marinade.
- Make it oil-free. I’ve used a little sesame oil in my mushroom marinade, but feel free to omit the oil, using 3 tablespoon of veggie broth instead. A very small amount of toasted sesame oil would be nice here, just start with a little as the flavor is strong and a little goes a long way.
- Add tofu. For extra protein, add a serving of cubed tofu.
How Long Will Leftovers Keep?
Leftovers will keep for 5 – 6 days in the refrigerator, stored in a covered container. Let come to room temp or gently re-warm on the stovetop or the microwave.
Can You Freeze Raw Miso Soup?
Yes, it freezes well for up to 2 months! My favorite way to freeze this soup is in these freezer safe containers (affiliate link), leaving 1/2 inch head space for expansion. You can also freeze larger portions in large ziplock bags or containers. Let thaw before using.
- Serve as is or garnish with scallions or diced shallots if you like.
- Also, feel free to warm slightly before serving, place soup in medium/large pot over medium heat, heat until just warm.
- This raw mushroom soup is easy to make, and be can be enjoyed all year long as a starter or a complete meal.
More Easy Miso Recipes
I use miso to make a nice cup of warm miso broth in place of tea or coffee. Its versatile and can be used many ways like this Tahini Miso Dressing-Dip, Carrot Miso Soup, or this Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese with Peas.
It’s handy and welcome in my kitchen essentials, and lasts up to a year+ in the fridge. See all Miso recipes on TSV!
If you try this recipe, mushroom miso soup please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.Print
RAW CREAMY MISO SOUP WITH MUSHROOMS
A delicious raw, creamy vegan mushroom miso soup!
- Prep Time: 35 min
- Total Time: 35 min
- Yield: Serves 4 - 6 1x
- Category: Soup
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 6 cups water
- 1/4 cup organic miso, yellow or white
- 1/2 cup hemp hearts (or pine nuts)
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon dulse flakes or crushed dried wakame, optional*
- himalayan salt & pepper to taste
- 1 cup shiitakes, sliced (I used dried, but fresh is best)
- 1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms or mushrooms of choice, sliced
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil or vegetable broth/water
- 2 tablespoons tamari, soy sauce, nama shoyu or coconut amino’s (I used tamari)
- juice of 1 – 2 medium lemons or 2 – 3 small limes
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, adjust to your liking
- 1/4 cup wakame, rehydrated and drained, chopped**
- scallions, sliced
- shallots, finely diced
Mushrooms: Start with the mushroom mixture by combining the mushrooms with olive oil or broth, tamari, lemon/lime juice and red pepper flakes. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Soup Base: In your blender, place the water, miso, hemp hearts, cashews, and maple syrup/agave, blend until smooth. Taste for flavor, adding salt & pepper as needed. It will have some froth on top, you can either leave it or scoop it off. I scooped most of it off. Add wakame/dulse, let them absorb the soup.
Combine: Once mushrooms are ready, add the mushroom mix to the blended soup, give a good stir.
Serve as is or garnish with scallions or shallots if you like. Also, feel free to warm slightly before serving, place soup in medium/large pot over medium heat, heat until just warm.
**The wakame was given to me by a friend and was on hand. Because of its many health benefits I will purchase again when I run out. If you don’t have it stocked or it’s hard to find, don’t worry about it, the soup will still be great! It’s a sea vegetable (seaweed), you may consider stocking a package. It comes dried and will last a long time in the pantry. Wakame contains omega 3, and also has high levels of calcium, iodine, thiamine and niacin along with many other health benefits. Use it sparingly here and there – maybe in a nice warm cup of miso broth with some silken soft tofu cubes.