Golden Chanterelle Mushroom Soup

If you want something quick and simple, this soup is a great introduction to the flavors and texture of golden chanterelles. Think of it as you would a miso soup - brothy and uncomplicated, but loaded with flavor. Serve this soup as an appetizer, or add noodles and vegetables to make a quick weeknight dinner.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
35 minutes
Total Time
50 minutes
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European Fusion


Golden Chanterelle Mushroom Soup
- 1 lb fresh golden chanterelle mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh thyme for garnish (optional)


Step 1 - Prepare the mushrooms

Begin by cleaning your golden chanterelles carefully with a soft brush or damp cloth.

Chop the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces.

Step 2 - Prepare the onion and garlic

Peel and finely chop one large onion.

Mince three cloves of garlic.

Step 3 - Cook the onion and garlic

Start by heating two tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.

Add the chopped onions to the pot and sauté until they become translucent - around five minutes should do it.

Next up are those fragrant garlic cloves; add them in and cook for another minute until their aroma fills your kitchen.

Step 4 - Add the golden chanterelles

Now comes our star ingredient – add in those beautiful golden chanterelles! Cook them down until they're tender which usually takes about ten minutes on medium heat.

Step 5 - Pour in the broth

Pour four cups of vegetable broth into your pot along with salt and pepper according to taste preference; let everything simmer together for about twenty minutes so all those wonderful flavors can meld together beautifully.

What are golden chanterelle mushrooms?

Golden Chanterelle mushrooms, scientifically known as Cantharellus cibarius, are a highly sought-after variety of edible fungi. Known for their distinct golden-yellow hue and unique trumpet-like shape, these mushrooms offer a subtly peppery taste with hints of apricot aroma. They grow naturally in hardwood forests throughout the Northern Hemisphere and are popularly used in various culinary dishes worldwide due to their robust flavor profile and nutritional benefits. 

What do golden chanterelle mushrooms taste like?

Golden Chanterelle mushrooms are renowned for their unique and exquisite flavor profile. They offer a slightly peppery taste with a hint of earthiness, combined with an underlying fruity note that is often compared to apricots. The texture is pleasantly firm and chewy, adding to the overall gastronomic experience. These mushrooms' distinct taste makes them a sought-after ingredient in gourmet dishes worldwide. 

Where can I buy golden chanterelle mushrooms?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy golden chanterelle mushrooms directly from foragers and cultivators! 

Read more here about golden chanterelle mushrooms.

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