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vegan french onion soup

Grounding Red Onion Soup

  • Author: Meghan Telpner
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A simple vegan red onion soup recipe using only five ingredients.


  • 45 medium sized onions of any kind (I used a combo of red onions, white onion and 1 leek)
  • 3 Tbsp ghee or olive oil
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt + more to taste
  • 5 cups water or homemade stock


  1. Peel and slice onions into thin, half moon strips.
  2. In your Dutch oven or stainless steel pot, warm your ghee or oil.
  3. Add onions and thyme, and salt and let cook down and caramelize uncovered. This can take anywhere from 45-60 minutes on medium/low heat. Keep your eye on it as different stovetops will require different settings. Stir occasionally to keep from burning.
  4. Once cooked down (and they reduce substantially), add your water/stock, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add more salt if needed to taste and serve hot.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Real Food