Healing holiday aroma – a traditional and tasty mushroom soup with parsley noodles

Maximilian Mendel

Since I have been living in Poland, I have eaten the traditional Polish Christmas Eve dinner. I really like this menu for its variety in as many as 12 dishes! You can enjoy it, especially since all of it is meat-free.

Maximilian Mendel

Head of Living Investments

What to buy?

  • 1 pack of vegetables for soup (2 carrots, 1 medium parsley root, piece of celery, piece of leek)
  • 1 large onion
  • 100 g of dried boletus
  • 2.5 l of water
  • 2-3 tablespoons of whipping cream (30%)
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 3 grains of allspice
  • 2 thyme stalks
  • 6-7 peppercorns
  • Salt, ground pepper


  • 2 eggs
  • 100g of plain wheat flour
  • 100ml of water
  • A pinch of salt
  • Parsley

How to prepare?


  • Soak the mushrooms in cold water for at least 4 hours. You can do it the day before but remember not to pour away the water after soaking. Take out the mushrooms and cut them into smaller pieces of about 3cm.
  • Peel the vegetables, cut into smaller pieces, put into a larger pot, and pour in the water. Add allspice, thyme, bay leaves and peppercorns, and cook over a medium heat.
  • While the vegetables are cooking, cut an unpeeled onion into thick slices and fry till brown and then immediately add to the vegetables.
  • When the vegetables are soft and the water has been a little reduced, take out the vegetables and add the mushrooms as well as half the water the mushrooms have been soaking in. Cook for about 45-60 minutes until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Finally season with salt and pepper.

*zero waste
broth vegetables can be cut into small cubes and added to the soup

Parsley noodles (prepare while the soup is boiling)

  • Dice the parsley into fine parts and put it into a large bowl. Add eggs and water and whisk until the mixture is green in color. Add flour and mix.
  • Put the water in a small pot, add salt and bring to the boil.
  • Put some dough on a flat plate and spoon the pieces of dough into lightly boiling water. Each time soak the spoon in boiling water, this will make your work much easier.

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