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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Ready in
1 h
4
Servings
487
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 red onions, sliced and halved
  • 2 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!

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
30%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Protein
20g
39%
Carbs
57g
19%
Vitamin A
101µg
11%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.7%
Vitamin C
14mg
23%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
28µg
34%
Calcium
440mg
44%
Fiber
5g
19%
Folate (food)
78µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
159µg
40%
Folic acid
47µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
24%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
332mg
47%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
417mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
28.9%
Sodium
1008mg
42%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
40.7%
Zinc
2mg
16%