Best Ever French Onion Soup

Best Ever French Onion Soup

Soup Ingredients

⁃ 3 lb yellow onions, peeled, halved and sliced

⁃ 2 garlic cloves, minced

⁃ 1/4 cup flour of choice

⁃ 4 cups water

⁃ 2 tbsp Chickun Broth Powder (see recipe below)

⁃ 1 cup dry white wine

⁃ 1/8 tsp bay leaf powder OR 3 bay leaves

⁃ 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Serving suggestions

⁃ Crusty bread thickly sliced or cubed

⁃ Cashew mozzarella (recipe below)

Method

1. Heat heavy sauce pan over medium-high heat, add onion, cover tightly, reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes before lifting lid to stir. The onion will release liquid as it cooks, and it’s ok if it sticks a little bit, but if it begins to burn add water, 1 tbsp at a time and stir to deglaze. Continue cooking, stirring only occasionally, until onion browns. Alternately, if you’re short on time feel free to proceed to the next steps once onion is soft but not yet browned. The soup will be lighter in color but still taste delish!

2. While the onion cooks combine flour and remaining dry ingredients and set aside. In another bowl or measuring cup combine wet ingredients and set aside.

3. When onions are done cooking, add dry ingredients and stir well to incorporate. Add wet ingredients, stir well, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes

4. While soup simmers, prepare cashew mozzarella (below)

5. Ladle soup into oven-safe bowls, top with bread, dot with cheese and broil 2-5 minutes until cheese begins to brown

Cashew Mozzarella Ingredients

⁃ 1/2 cup raw cashew pieces

⁃ 1 cup water

⁃ 3 tbsp tapioca starch aka tapioca flour

⁃ 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

⁃ 2 garlic cloves, peeled

⁃ 1/2 tsp salt

⁃ 1/4 peeled lemon

Method

1. Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and process several minutes until super silky smooth

2. Pour into sauce pan; cook, stirring constantly using a hand-held whisk. Mixture will clump at first, then will coagulate into a delish, thick, stretchy cheese

Chickun Broth Powder

Ingredients

⁃ 5 tbsp nutritional yeast

⁃ 2 tsp salt

⁃ 2 tsp sugar

⁃ 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

⁃ 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning

Method

1. Combine all ingredients in a jar and cover tightly. Shake well to thoroughly mix all the ingredients

2. Store in a cool dry place. Shake well prior to each use

Notes

1. Cheese may be made in advance. Store covered in fridge until ready to use

2. Cheese will thicken slightly when chilled and will soften a bit when heated but will not melt. Feel free to thin it a bit with water or plant-based milk to achieve thinner consistency if desired

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