• fastingandfitnessu

Caramelized Onion Soup | Lunch

Long, slow cooking is the secret to perfect caramelized onions, and a slow

cooker is a great way to get the job done. Use the first part of the recipe to make

just the caramelized onions to use in other recipes, or add the broth and other

ingredients to make rich-tasting onion soup. Use gluten-free bread to make

this recipe gluten-free. To make this recipe soy-free, omit the Worcestershire

sauce and use a soy-free sauce or add some soy-free vegetable broth base or additional salt, and use a soy-free vegan cheese.



SERVES 4 TO 6

SLOW COOKER SIZE: 5- TO 6-QUART

COOK TIME: 8½ HOURS ON LOW

GLUTEN-FREE OPTION

SOY-FREE OPTION


Ingredients


2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil

4 or 5 medium-size yellow onions, thinly sliced

5 cups vegetable broth

⅓ cup brandy, dry red wine, or sherry (optional)

1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 slices French or Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

Smoked paprika (optional)

Grated vegan Parmesan cheese or shredded vegan mozzarella cheese (optional)


Instructions


1. Spread 2 tablespoons of the oil in the slow cooker and add the onions,

spreading evenly. Cover and cook on low until the onions are very soft and

well caramelized, about 8 hours.

2. Stir in the broth, brandy (if using), Worcestershire sauce, and thyme, and

season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until hot, 30 to 45

minutes. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

3. In a bowl, combine the bread cubes, the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, and salt

and pepper to taste, along with a few shakes of smoked paprika if you have

some on hand. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake until

toasted, turning occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and

sprinkle with the Parmesan, if using. If using mozzarella, sprinkle it on the

toasted bread and run it under the broiler until melted. Ladle the soup into

bowls and top with a few of the croutons. Serve immediately.

2 views

MAILING LIST

©2020 For The Fasting Vegan, By MWM Digital

For More Health and Fitness Resources, visit Fasting&Fitness

  • Facebook
  • Pinterest