Vegetarian French Onion Soup


  • 2 large sweet onions, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • Hunk of butter
  • 2-3 cups vegetable stock (see notes below)
  • 1 TBSP flour, chick pea flour or organic arrow root powder for gluten-free
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Gruyere cheese, shaved thin or grated
  • Salt (maybe)


In a dutch oven or a pot big enough for the entire soup, cook the onions in the butter until they start to brown. Add garlic, stock, flour, and vinegar.  Stir and cover. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the stock has thickened and the onions are soft and tender.  Sprinkle in some freshly ground pepper.

Fill custard cups or oven safe soup bowls 3/4 inch from to with soup. Top with cheese. Place under broiler until the cheese is melty and browned.  Enjoy!


For the vegetable stock, I save the water from cooking potatoes and other vegetables and can it. I like to use potato water and beet water in this soup.

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