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Mushroom Barley Soup with Lion’s Mane Mushrooms, vegan
January 9, 2023, 2:39 am
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I usually make Mushroom Barley soup with button mushrooms, but a friend gave me some Lion’s Mane mushrooms he grew so I decided to try making soup with them. I left out the celery and carrots ifrom my regular recipe and added a cashew cream.  It came out a little thicker than I suspected.   And after being in the refrigerator overnight it thickened even more. Perhaps the mushrooms did this? The taste was very good. If I get some more of these healthy mushrooms I might make this again.


  • 1.5 cups of diced yellow onion
  • 2 TBSPs of olive oil
  • 1 cup of tomato juice
  • 8 oz. of chopped mushrooms, Lion’s Mane
  • 2 TBSPs soy sauce
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 TBSP nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup of barley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar


  1. Sauté onions until soft
  2. Add garlic and stir for one minute
  3. Add tomato juice, mushrooms, soy sauce, and cook for 5 minutes on medium low.
  4. Then add the barley, the water, the broth and garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper
  5. Cover and cook for about 45 minutes on medium low stirring occasionally. Simmer, don’t boil.
  6. Place cashews in hot water for 15 minutes
  7. Drain cashews and put in a Vitamix like blender on high with the soy milk until smooth.
  8. After the barley is soft, add cashew mixture and lemon juice or vinegar to soup.
  9. Turn off and let it sit for 10 minutes to meld the flavors.

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