French Onion Soup - Vegetarian

French onion soup is 
delicious made with sweet caramelized onions , it's usually made with beef stock and wine. Since this is a vegetarian version of the same, used vegetable stock. This soup has very few simple ingredients.

Serves 2


1 Large Onion
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 clove garlic, finely minced
3 thyme sprigs 

1 bay leaf
1 Tablespoon Plain flour 
2 Cups Vegetable stock

For  the topping

Clove Garlic - minced
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Oil
Bread  Slices
A spring to Fresh Thyme
Parmesan Cheese - grated
2  Cheese slices


Slice the onions , heat a very large pan, add the oil and butter when hot, stir in the onions, 2 of the thyme sprigs and the bay leaf.  Cook over a high heat for 5 mins, stirring continuously till the onions are caramelized but not brown,  yet very  soft.
Then add the flour into the onions and stir it over a medium heat for a few mins, add the stock and keep stirring along the bottom of the pan occasionally to mix in the brown sticky bits of onion.

While the soup  is simmering.

Heat oven to 180 C .

Make the topping,   mix the garlic and the oil together. Brush all over the bread slices, then cut each one into cubes. Scatter over a baking sheet, then bake for 8-10 mins until golden. Set aside. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment or a sheet of  silicone. Remove the leaves from the remaining thyme sprig, then mix with the grated Parmesan. Scatter and spread over the lined baking sheet. Bake for about 8 mins until melted and turning golden. 

To serve, remove and discard the herbs from the soup. Ladle the soup into bowls – scatter over a few croutons, the cheese slice and a pinch of freshly powder pepper, then  place in the oven till the cheese is melted and crisp on top. Serve any remaining croutons separately.  This really filling  and  yum.... I would say delicious.

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Labels : Soup, French Cuisine, Continental Cuisine, Onion, Vegetarian, Cheese, Blogging Marathon
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. I was planning on making this but missed out...sounds good..

  2. This soup is in my "to try" list for a long long time!! Yours look delicious.

  3. I've always wanted to make French onion soup. You're recipe is tempting me to try it right away. Love the ooey, gooey cheesy topping :-)

  4. Very interesting Soup. My husband loves this and I am sure I will try it soon.

  5. perfect for the rainy weather here..will try soon..looks soo lovely and comforting..