French Onion Soup with Cheese Croutons
Recipe type: Soups
A wonderfully warming old classic French dish, ideal for blustery winters days. For centuries onions have been used to reduce inflammation, heal infections and treat colds. They are super high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.
Serves 4
  • 1 ½ white onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint homemade vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. arrowroot
  1. Finely slice the onions and add to the pan with a little olive oil and steam fry, stirring frequently, until they begin to soften and caramelise around the edges.
  2. This will take about 8 mins reduce the temperature and cook until soft.
  3. This will take about 15/20 minutes.
  4. Take a small cup of vegetable stock (approx. 200ml) and add the arrowroot and stir well to form a thick paste.
  5. Place the paste back into the pot of remaining stock.
  6. It may go a little cloudy but don’t panic.
  7. The arrowroot helps to thicken the soup.
  8. Add the freshly chopped thyme and vegetable stock, bring to the boil then simmer gently for a further 10 minutes and season to taste.
  9. To make the cheesy croutons, make a batch of our Creamy Cheese
  10. Spread onto sourdough bread (or bread of choice) and place under the grill until golden brown (approx. 5 minutes).
  11. Serve the soup in a large bowl and top with the croutons.
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