This isn’t French, and it doesn’t take hours. Don’t get me wrong, a slow-cooked, caramelised onion soup is hard to beat – we even have one in our forthcoming cookbook.
But finding the time for such a beast isn’t always easy. So, here’s our 20 minute version. And it’s awesome.
We’ve mentioned before that Howie and I each test our recipes to make sure we’re both happy with the result.
Sometimes we add a little (or a lot) of something, change a cooking method, or even remove a part of the recipe altogether (if the ingredients are hard to get hold of, for example).
We want the taste and timings to be as accurate as possible, and our blog is all about transparency (see here for our visitors traffic and income reports).
Our food tastes are quite similar although we both have our pet hates (mushrooms, slimy little bastards!) and Howie won’t eat an egg unless it’s camouflaged (check out this Eggy Bread for a good disguise).
Anyway, I digress – with the minimum of fuss we quickly concurred that this recipe was near perfect.
I like a few extra herbs thrown in, but that’s just me. See for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Health Benefits – Vegan Red Onion Soup
It just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t tell you that the delicious food you’re about to eat is actually good for you too.
It’s really high in vitamin B6, which is used within our brain and nervous system. Our neurotransmitters need it to function properly, and without it we’re in serious trouble.
It also helps to metabolise carbs and produce red blood cells, as well as detoxifying our livers (1). What a vitamin.
Other high sources of B6 are tuna, beef and chicken, so this an obvious great vegan alternative.
Red Onion Soup
- 1 tsp oregano, dried (or parsley, dried)
- Cut the garlic into small pieces and add it to the pot.
- Cut the onions into thin rings and throw them in a pot. Add half the olive oil and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
- When the onions are transparent add the lemon juice and vegetable broth.
- Add some dried oregano or parsley (or both!) if you have them and let it all simmer for about 10 minutes
- In the meanwhile cut the bread into cubes. Then add them into a pan with the rest of the olive oil.
- Also add the walnuts to the pan. Fry for about 3 minutes until the bread cubes are nicely toasted.
- Add the soup into a bowl and add the croutons, walnuts and pesto.
- Quick and easy comfort soup - ready!