Coconut-Tamari Mushroom Soup

Don't let the mushrooms take all the credit. They're not the only ingredient packing in umami. Seaweed, or wakame, is a glutamate-rich ingredient that adds to the savory taste to this broth.

3 bowls of Coconut-Tamari Mushroom Soup
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 1/2 cups


  • 1 32 ounce container low-sodium vegetable broth

  • 1 pound sliced fresh shiitake and assorted mushrooms

  • 3 tablespoon dried wakame (brown) seaweed, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 14 ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon tamari, or to taste


  1. Bring vegetable broth to a boil, then stir in the sliced mushrooms; cover and set aside for 20 minutes. Place the seaweed in a small bowl, and cover with warm water; set aside.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Strain the mushrooms from the vegetable broth and squeeze dry; reserve the broth. Stir the mushrooms into the pot; cook and stir until the mushrooms have browned and are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk, reserved vegetable broth, and salt. Drain the wakame and squeeze out excess water. Add the wakame to the pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer to let the flavors mingle, about 20 minutes.

  3. Stir in the cilantro, lime juice, and tamari.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
25g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Sodium 639mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2.3mg 12%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 253mg 5%
Folate, total 16.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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