Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Vegetarian French Onion Soup
Jane Bruce

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!

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

487 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:

24%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 19g 30%
  • Carbs 57g 19%
  • Saturated 8g 38%
  • Fiber 5g 19%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Monounsaturated 9g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 20g 39%
  • Cholesterol 36mg 12%
  • Sodium 1,008mg 42%
  • Calcium 440mg 44%
  • Magnesium 61mg 15%
  • Potassium 417mg 12%
  • Iron 4mg 24%
  • Zinc 2mg 16%
  • Phosphorus 332mg 47%
  • Vitamin A 101µg 11%
  • Vitamin C 14mg 23%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 41%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 29%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 17%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 124µg 31%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 9%
  • Vitamin D 8IU 2%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 7%
  • Vitamin K 28µg 34%
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