Mmm… onion soup is delicious! The aroma is amazing and they say that making onion soup, breathing the steam, helps decongest the airways for anyone who has a cold or with sinusitis.
In this article, you will discover five simple recipes with this basic vegetable that everyone has at home.
1. Onion soup (super simple – genuine)
This recipe is light and does not carry sour cream. It’s very simple to do.
- 1 cup
- 1 garlic
- 1 glass of milk
- 2 tablespoons of corn starch
- 750 ml of water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon of parsley
Put water to warm, but do not boil. Meanwhile, put the onion to brown.
When the onion is golden, put the already hot water in the pan where the onion is.
Break the corn starch into the milk and then place the mixture into the pan where the onion broth is already.
Do not stop moving. Keep the fire low and you will notice that the broth will start to thicken.
After chopping the green scent and the parsley, place them in the pan.
Finally, add salt to taste.
2. Onion soup (creamy and with herbs)
- 4 onions
- 400 ml cream
- 75 ml water
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 cloves
- Salt, pepper, oregano and thyme to taste
Cut the onions crudely. Put a drizzle of olive oil in a pan and add the onions until they wither.
Add seasonings, except salt.
Then add the cream, water and salt until boiling.
If you prefer, you can beat the soup in the blender.
3. Onion soup (vegan version)
- 4 large white onions
- 2 medium yams chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- Black pepper
- Chopped parsley to garnish
- Olive oil
- 700 ml of water
Chop the onion into very thin slices. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on a large saucepan and place the onion there.
On low heat, let the onions caramelize naturally, around 30 minutes, stir occasionally.
When they are well caramelized, separate a quarter of the onions and the rest saute with the garlic. Add the wine and stir until it evaporates well.
Add the yam, place the water and cover. When the yam is soft, beat the soup in the blender.
Return to the pan, add the onions that had been reserved and season with the smoked paprika, black pepper and salt.
Serve on round Italian bread with a string of olive oil and parsley to decorate.
4. Onion soup (French original)
- 1 liter of onion broth
- 6 sliced onions
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of wheat flour
- 100g grated gruyere cheese
- Slices of Italian bread
In a pan, toast the bread with olive oil.
In the same pan add the butter and the olive oil and sauté the onions until they are well wilted, but not roasted.
Add the flour, and stir well.
Add the broth slowly, stirring constantly, until a creamy mixture is obtained.
Leave to cook for 2 minutes.
Put the soup in individual bowls, with a slice of bread over the soup, and the cheese on the bread.
Bake until gratin, and serve then.
5. Onion soup (with stale bread)
This soup can be very light if you make some adjustments because it does not take milk and the broth is made from the onion itself. Another advantage of this recipe is that it reuses old bread, which would go to waste, to thicken the soup, which is much healthier than using milk or sour cream.
The tip here is to brown the bread in the olive oil and dispense the bacon, if you prefer. Also replace the butter with coconut oil. Much healthier.
- 2 kg of onions with peel
- 2 slices of stale bread
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 100 g butter
- 100 ml dry white wine
- 100 g bacon fried in cubes
- 50 ml of olive oil
- 100 g grated cheese
- Juice of a lemon
- Salt and pepper
Beat the bread with the garlic in the blender, add lemon peels and mix. Put the mix aside for now.
Remove the root of the onions and wash very well with the peels, put in a pan with 2.5 liters of boiling water and cook until they become soft. Remove and reserve the broth which should be well browned.
Remove the peels and slice the onions.
In a deep pan, put the olive oil and the butter. Add the onions and sauté over a low heat until they are very wilted and golden
Season with little salt and pepper.
Add the wine and then the bread. Shake well.
Add the broth from the baking and simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve by adding lemon and cheese.
These soups are very simple to make and also cheap, because they are based on the ingredient that everyone has at home, that is onion.