French onion soup is a classic, and this vegan version is just as delicious and satisfying as the original. Caramelized onions simmered in a rich broth with a piece of cheesy toast on top? Absolutely delightful.

French Onion Soup With Cheese Toasts [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Soup:

  • 4 brown onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Cheese Toasts:

  • 1/4 cup cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 8 slices of crusty baguette
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Preparation

To Make the Soup:

  1. Peel and slice the onions.
  2. Heat the oil over a low heat in a saucepan, add the onions.
  3. Fry gently, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until caramelized.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, turn up the heat and bring to the boil.
  5. Remove from the heat and serve with cheese toasts.

To Make the Cheese Toasts:

  1. Blend all cheese toast ingredients (except baguette slices) in a high-speed blender.
  2. When smooth, transfer to a small saucepan.
  3. Heat over a medium heat, constantly stirring, until it begins to thicken. This will take only a few minutes.
  4. When the cheese is thick like melted cheese, remove from the heat.
  5. Preheat the grill/broil.
  6. Spread the cheese over the baguette slices and place on a baking tray.
  7. Grill for a few minutes, until the cheese starts to brown.
  8. Serve with the soup immediately.
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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1292 | Total Carbs: 192 g | Total Fat: 44 g | Total Protein: 32 g | Total Sodium: 3594 g | Total Sugar: 20 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.