Traditional French onion soup is made with beef stock, but we don’t think you’ll miss it in our vegetarian version!
Recipe Beth Jacob. Food Styling Kari Wardrop. Photography Jerry Grajewski.

Recipe Beth Jacob. Food Styling Kari Wardrop. Photography Jerry Grajewski.

Vegetarian French onion soup1

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 yellow onions (about 3 pounds), thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 7 cups vegetable stock
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices baguette, toasted
  • 1 cup grated Swiss, Emmental or Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

In large heavy-bottomed pot over medium-low heat, cook onions in olive oil for 45-60 minutes, until caramelized. Add thyme and stock and simmer for 30 minutes to develop flavours. Season with salt and pepper.

Preheat broiler. Divide soup between 4 ovenproof bowls, top each with 2 slices of toasted baguette and one quarter of the cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and golden brown in spots. Serve immediately.