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French Vegan Onion Soup recipe (Soup)

Yield: 6 servings

Bouquet Garni:
12   peppercorns
10   parsley sprigs
1   sprig fresh thyme
3   bay leaves
4 cups thinly sliced onions
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pinch salt
6 cups water or vegetable stock
some   salt, soy sauce, or light miso to taste
some   sliced scallion or minced parsley -- for garnish
6   slices French bread -- toasted

Posted by Irene on Apr 17, 2008


Make a bouquet garni by placing bay leaves, peppercorns, parsley, thyme, and garlic in the center of a 12" square of cheesecloth, and tying the cloth's ends together. Set aside.

In a heavy pot, saute onions in oil over medium-low heat.
Add salt to prevent sticking, and stir frequently.

Cover pot with a lid, but leave it slightly ajar.
Onions should saute for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
They will reduce to about a third of their original volume and become sweet and golden.

Add water or stock along with the bouquet garni.
Simmer at least 30 minutes.
Remove bouquet garni.

Season soup with extra salt, soy sauce, or miso if desired.
Place in bowls and top with French bread.
Garnish with scallions or parsley.
Serve hot.

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