Nutritious Veloute soup with mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of mushrooms (preferably white)
  • 1 liter of milk
  • 100 g. white wine
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 dust. garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 5 slices of bacon for serving…

Preparation:

  1. Cut the onions vertically.
  2. Finely chop the garlic.
  3. Put olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and sauté the onions and garlic. Mix with a wooden spoon. Add the seasoning and in addition mix a pinch of sugar to help them caramelize better.
  4. Pour into the pot 3 sprigs rosemary which will be removed later. Pour onions with white wine and wait to evaporate completely.
  5. Add the mushrooms and sauté for a few minutes.
  6. Lower the heat and add the milk inside. Cover the pot with a membrane and simmer until tender for about 30-40 minutes.
  7. Once ready, remove from heat and also remove the rosemary.
  8. Whisk the soup with the special tool to puree, and adjust the texture with some water. When it is ready, set aside.
  9. In a non-stick frying pan set the bacon to burn at high heat from both sides until crisp. Once ready, chop with a knife.
  10. Serve the soup with the chopped bacon.

Serving suggestion:
We encourage you to accompany this delicious and nutritious soup with our gluten free breadsticks LIVELONGLIVEGREEK with granulated salt and rosemary. Accompanying it also with a glass of fruity white wine will add color and flavor to your lunchtime.

Did you know that:

  • Mushrooms help to reduce cholesterol levels. Dietary fibers and certain enzymes that contain help to lower cholesterol. The high lean protein content contributes to the destruction of high cholesterol after the digestion of mushrooms.
  • Mushrooms have protective effects against breast cancer and prostate cancer. Conjugated linoleic acid and beta-glucan containing, provide them with an anticancer activity.
  • Mushrooms contribute to the improvement of the immune system. The ergothionine, one of the most active natural antioxidants that mushrooms contain, protects against free radicals which reduce the body’s defenses.
  • Antibiotics, especially penicillin as long as vitamin A, vitamin C and B vitamins found in mushrooms, strengthen the immune system.
  • Finally, selenium that mushrooms contain in a large amount contributes to the health of bones, nails, hair, but also acts as an antioxidant. The best source of selenium is food of animal origin. So, the mushrooms are becoming a very good option for vegetarians to have sufficient selenium intake for their body.
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