Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Vegetarian French Onion Soup
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Vegetarian French Onion Soup
Jane Bruce
Vegetarian French Onion Soup

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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4
Servings
626
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

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!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
91mg
30%
Carbohydrate, by difference
67g
52%
Protein
36g
78%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
122µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
302mg
30%
Choline, total
105mg
25%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Fluoride, F
26µg
1%
Folate, total
87µg
22%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
69mg
22%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
259mg
37%
Selenium, Se
40µg
73%
Sodium, Na
1012mg
67%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
99g
4%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Vegetarian Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Vegetarian Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.