Soup du jour a la Russie “Mushroom Heaven”

With spring around the corner, it’s a great time to enjoy something warm while the cold air lingers. “Mushroom Heaven” soup, prepared in the best Russian traditions, is a great choice when you’re looking for something energizing and not heavy!


1 large potato

1 stem of a green onion

3 cups of vegetable broth

15 oz of champignons mushrooms

2 cups of dairy cream 20% fat

1 garlic clove

Pinch of dried thyme

Salt and pepper to taste


Peel the potato and cut into small pieces.

Chop mushrooms finely with a knife or food processor.

Chop leek and garlic and set aside

Bring vegetable broth to a boil, add leeks and potatoes and cook over high heat for 5 min. Add mushrooms and cook for another 7 min (do not reduce heat).

In a separate skillet, bring the cream, thyme and garlic to boil, stirring constantly to assure it does not burn.

Whisk the potato-mushroom mixture in a blender, gradually adding the hot cream.

Salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Bon Appetite!