Vegetable and Shiitake Mushroom Soup

This light vegetable soup is an ideal starter as it teases the appetite. Shiitakes, a popular wild mushroom grown in Ontario, add an exotic touch to this soup.

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Servings: 4

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  • 1 Ontario Onion, diced
  • 1 small Ontario Carrot, diced
  • 1 small, Ontario Rutabaga, peeled and diced  or 4 Ontario Parsnips, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated fresh ginger
  • 4 cups (1 L) chicken broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sliced Ontario Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper


In saucepan, combine onion, carrot, rutabaga, ginger and 3-1/2 cups (750 mL) broth;  bring to boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 min. or until vegetables are tender.  Add mushrooms;  simmer 5 min.  If necessary, add remaining broth.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutritional information

  • Protein: 8 grams
  • Fat: 1 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 19 grams
  • Calories: 117