More than a soup, this is a meal in itself—flavorful, filling, and nutrient-dense.
Mushrooms contain many disease fighting compounds. Mushrooms and greens (spinach, kale, etc) together makes a powerful immune booster combination
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Joel Fuhrman, MD
The aroma of mushrooms and onions, the comfort of a pot simmering with healthy goodness on the stove, cupping my cold hands around a hot bowl and savoring the hearty soup with its chewy barley and harmony of vegetables…this is one of my favorite winter meals.
- Leeks instead of onions
- Add 1 cup white beans, cooked or canned
- Add 2 cups spinach or chopped kale
- Add 1/4 cup fresh chopped herbs before serving (basil, dill, cilantro are some of my favorites
- Add 8 oz jar of sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
Serve it with a nutrient-dense leafy green salad like Kale, Apple and Cranberry Salad with Pumpkin Seeds