Mushroom Thyme Bisque
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium shallot, diced
  • 2teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2pounds mixed mushrooms, roughly chopped (white button, portobello and/or oyster mushrooms)
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 6cups vegetable broth
  • 2cups chopped Swiss chard, stems and thick stalks removed
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3tablespoons olive oil
  • 4sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 5slices gluten-free sandwich bread
  1. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat oil. Sauté garlic and shallots until softened, about 3 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons thyme and mushrooms; cook 4–5 minutes, until mushrooms begin to brown. Season with salt and pepper; then cover pan with lid and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove lid, and cook until all the mushroom liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes more.
  2. While mushroom liquid is cooking, in a large pot, bring vegetable broth to boil. Once mushroom liquid has fully evaporated, carefully transfer mushrooms to a food processor and pulse several times until finely chopped. Add mushrooms and Swiss chard to broth. Reduce heat to medium-low, and stir in coconut milk. Continue to cook until heated through, about 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, to prepare Thyme Toast, in a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil. Remove from heat, and add thyme sprigs to hot oil. Let steep, off heat, for 5 minutes, and then remove sprigs. Add 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves to oil. Preheat oven to 450°, and line a sheet pan with foil. Brush both sides of bread slices with flavored oil. Toast in oven 3–4 minutes, flip bread over and toast another 3–4 minutes. Let toast cool slightly before cutting into cubes.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into bowls and garnish each serving with a small pile of toasted croutons and pinch of red pepper flakes.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Thyme Bisque
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 433mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 206 cal, 14g fat (4g mono, 1g poly, 9g sat), 0mg chol, 433mg sodium, 14g carb, (3g fiber, 5g sugars), 5g protein