Edible Wild Mushroom Soup

Chicken of the woodsI went on a bike ride today and foraged a wild mushroom commonly known as “chicken of the woods”. This orange fungus grows on hardwood trees like oak or willow. It has a lemony, meaty taste and can be cooked like chicken. Although it can be fried I like it cooked in soups, as frying would absorb a lot of oil (like aubergines). This fungus eats cancerous cells and is an excellent source of protein!


In my soup, for 2 servings I have included the following:


1 cup chicken of the woods, chopped

½ cup red lentil

½ leek, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

1 large tomato, chopped

1 tbsp hemp oil/ extra virgin olive oil/ coconut oil/ flax oil

1 tsp turmeric

½ tsp Himalayan salt or best quality sea salt

1tsp whole cumin

pinch of cayenne pepper

2 cups of of water


Place red lentil and cover with water. Add the spices and oil. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10min. add the chopped vegetables. Simmer for another 15min. until the vegetables and lentil are soft. Enjoy!


2 thoughts on “Edible Wild Mushroom Soup

  1. This sounds good! I’ve always wanted to try that – harvesting wild mushrooms. I get nervous that I’ll select something poisonous, lol.
    This soup sounds delicious! 🙂


    1. Glad you liked it! These mushrooms are safe and easy to identify but if you are unsure, always try to cook a tiny bit first and see how you feel after eating. Good luck 🙂

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