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.

Video recipe:

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 60 minutes

Total time: 70 minutes

Servings: 4



🌱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

How to prepare:

  1. Begin by julienning the onions.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Once the onions are soft, introduce chopped garlic and mix thoroughly.
  5. Season the mixture with herbs de Provence, tamari for an extra burst of flavor, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup.
  6. Ensure a thorough mix of flavors, then add the raw lentils.
  7. Pour in the remaining vegetable stock, totaling up to 1.2 liters, including what you used for cooking the onions.
  8. Cover the pan with a lid and let the soup boil for 20-25 minutes over medium heat until the lentils are perfectly cooked.
  9. Once done, serve this culinary delight with a sprinkle of fresh thyme and some crunchy toast for the ultimate gastronomic experience.
  10. Say goodbye to colds!


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