Vegan Portuguese “Canja” Soup


This warm Portuguese Mushroom Broth is the perfect vegan remake of the delicious traditional Portuguese soup “canja”. It’s comforting, so easy and perfect the perfect soup for the cold weather! 


Other winter recipes you might enjoy:

Portuguese Mushroom and Bean Stew
Roasted Tofu with Cabbage & Corn Bread Crumble
Harvest Stuffed Balsamic Butternut Squash
Pumpkin Cornmeal Porridge
Vegan Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Wholesome Breakfast Quinoa Porridge


Portuguese Mushroom Broth – vegan “canja”

This warm Portuguese Mushroom Broth is the perfect vegan remake of the delicious traditional Portuguese soup "canja". It's comforting, so easy and the perfect soup for the cold weather!
Servings 5 portions
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • Half big onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 g mushrooms
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups of water
  • Half a cup of small pasta
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 sprig of chives


  • Chop half an onion and sauté it in 4 tbsp olive oil, over medium heat, until translucent.
  • Chop 4 garlic cloves, cut 200g of mushrooms into slices or quarters and grate two carrots.
  • Add the garlic, carrots, mushrooms and a bay leaf to the onion and sauté. Add a little water if necessary to deglaze the pan.
  • When the mushrooms are browned and the carrots are softer, add 3 cups of water (preferably boiling).
  • Bring to a boil and add the soy, pepper, salt and chives.
  • When boiling, add half a cup of dough in balls or other small-grain dough and cook for 12 minutes. Add more water as necessary.
  • Serve while still hot and top with more chopped chives or fresh parsley!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: Christmas, Comfort food, Dairy-free, Easy, Egg-free, Fall, Lactose-free, Plant-based, Quick & Easy, Vegan

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