Clean French Onion Soup

With a few ingenious swaps and natural substitutions, you can create an old favorite without the guilt.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 4 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 Vidalia onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • ½ cup vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 4½ cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp. all-natural sea salt
  • 1 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 4 slices 100% whole-wheat French bread
  • 4 oz. Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and cook the onions until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • In a 4-quart slow cooker, pour the sautéed vegetables, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, stock, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours.
  • While the soup is cooking, preheat the oven to the broiler setting. Lightly toast the slices of French bread.
  • To serve, ladle the soup into 4 broiler-safe bowls, place a slice of the toasted French bread on top of the soup in each bowl, followed by a slice of cheese on top of the bread. Place the soup under the broiler until the cheese has melted.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 Vidalia onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • ½ cup vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 4½ cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp. all-natural sea salt
  • 1 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 4 slices 100% whole-wheat French bread
  • 4 oz. Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and cook the onions until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • In a 4-quart slow cooker, pour the sautéed vegetables, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, stock, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours.
  • While the soup is cooking, preheat the oven to the broiler setting. Lightly toast the slices of French bread.
  • To serve, ladle the soup into 4 broiler-safe bowls, place a slice of the toasted French bread on top of the soup in each bowl, followed by a slice of cheese on top of the bread. Place the soup under the broiler until the cheese has melted.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories390
Total Fat23g
Saturated Fat7g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium1070mg
Total Carbohydrate36g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars11g
Protein13g