Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil
  • red onions, sliced and halved
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1 tablespoon  sugar
  • 1/2 cup  red wine
  • 1 tablespoon  dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon  dried thyme
  • 5 cups  vegetable stock
  • 2/3 cups  brewed coffee
  • 10 ounces  baguette, cubed
  • 1 cup  grated Gruyère

Snow, ice, wind, cold. Winter is upon us, which means, soup season is upon us. French onion soup is a classic go-to warming technique. This simple yet hearty dish is typically made with beef stock, leaving vegetarians out in the cold. Making this version at home is simple and delicious, and animal-cruelty free. The secret ingredient? Coffee.

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Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic. Stir until the onions are coated with oil. Add the salt, sugar, and red wine, and stir. Cook until onions are soft, about 10 minutes, stirring ocassionally to keep the onions from burning.

Add the parsley and thyme and pour in the vegetable stock, bringing it to a boil. Once the soup is boiling, add the coffee, turn the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes.

To serve, place a handful of cubed bread in the bottom of your soup bowl. Ladle the desired amount of soup into the bowl, and spread the cheese across the top. Serve, and enjoy!

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