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Creamy Onion Soup

Creamy Onion Soup

Onions are a staple for making the “base” of soups, stews, braises, and stocks, but how often do you see a dish that focuses just on the onions for their own sake? Well, that’s what this soup is: get your onion-chopping goggles out and get ready to transform those tear-jerkers into a sweet, creamy bowl of soup with the magic of heat, caramelization, and homemade chicken stock.

Other than the onions themselves, this soup really doesn’t need much. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar brightens up the flavor, and you can add a little sweetener to make it richer if you like. And of course, the coconut milk makes everything a little creamier and more delicious. But it’s really all about the onions, without a lot of distracting extras.

This soup would go nicely with a pile of sausages hot out of the skillet, or maybe some crispy bacon on the side. Alternately, try it with pan-fried liver for a slightly different take on the “liver and onions” theme. It’s not a soup for the low-FODMAP crowd, but if onions don’t cause you any stomach trouble, then go grab one of those big bulk bags and have at it!

Creamy Onion Soup Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 15 min.Cooking time COOK: 40 min.

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Ingredients

  • 4 large onions, roughly sliced;
  • ½ tbsp. balsamic vinegar;
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup or honey; (optional)
  • 4 cup. chicken stock;
  • ½ cup coconut milk;
  • 4 tbsp. ghee or cooking fat;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
Onion soup preparation

Preparation

  1. Melt the ghee or cooking fat over a medium heat in a saucepan.
  2. Add the onions to the melted fat, sauté until tender and golden, about 20 minutes.
  3. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup or honey, and give everything a good stir.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock, bring to a boil, and then let simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Purée the soup using a blender or immersion blender until you get smooth texture.
  6. Add the coconut milk, season the soup to taste, and serve warm.