Vegan French Onion Soup With A Twist

Vegan French Onion Soup – a comforting twist inspired by the classic French onion soup and the time-honored tradition of onion tea. This hearty soup pays homage to the age-old remedy for colds passed down by our elders. Brimming with creamy goodness and aromatic herbs, this soup is more than a culinary delight; it’s a comforting bowl of wellness. The slow caramelization of onions, coupled with the warmth of herbs and the addition of lentils as protein, creates a soothing concoction perfect for bidding farewell to colds and embracing a cozy, flavorful remedy. Say goodbye to sniffles and savor the wholesome comfort of our Vegan French Onion Soup – a truly wonderful bowl of goodness.

Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
60 minutes
Total time:
70 minutes
Course:
Soup
Cuisine:
Vegan
Servings:
4
  • Ingredients
    • 120 g raw red lentils
    • 1.2L vegetable stock
    • 5 onions
    • 4 cloves of garlic
    • Olive oil for cooking
    • 1/2 Tbsp herbs de provence
    • 1 Tbsp tamari
    • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
    • 1 tsp apple-cider vinegar
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Fresh thyme and toast to serve
  • Plating suggestions
  • Cooking instructions. Step by step
    • Begin by julienning the onions.
    • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a non-stick pan and start caramelizing the onions over medium heat for the first 4-5 minutes.
    • Once the exterior of the onions is beautifully caramelized, gradually add vegetable stock and simmer over low heat for approximately 40 minutes until the onions become wonderfully soft and paste-like. Keep replenishing the stock as it evaporates; this might take some time, but it’s the secret to achieving a creamy and flavorful onion soup.
    • Once the onions are soft, introduce chopped garlic and mix thoroughly.
    • Season the mixture with herbs de Provence, tamari for an extra burst of flavor, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup.
    • Ensure a thorough mix of flavors, then add the raw lentils.
    • Pour in the remaining vegetable stock, totaling up to 1.2 liters, including what you used for cooking the onions.
    • Cover the pan with a lid and let the soup boil for 20-25 minutes over medium heat until the lentils are perfectly cooked.
    • Once done, serve this culinary delight with a sprinkle of fresh thyme and some crunchy toast for the ultimate gastronomic experience.
    • Say goodbye to colds!
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