Onion Soup In the French Tradition

A Vegan rendition of the traditional French Onion Soup. It was mighty tasty indeed.

Onion Soup In the French Tradition

Serving Size: 4


  • 4 tablespoons vegan margarine
  • 8 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 8 cups vegetable bouillon (I used 2 vegetable bouillon cubers)
  • 8 thin slices French bread
  • 2 cups freshly grated soy cheese

Pieces of bread for the onion soupOnion Soup In the French Tradition


  1. Melt the soy margarine in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes or until a golden, caramelized brown.
  3. Add red wine and deglaze, allowing the wine to be absorbed, about five minutes.
  4. Add vegetable broth and turn heat to high, bringing to a boil, then reduce.
  5. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, toast the bread and place in oven-proof bowls with 3/4 grated spy cheese distributed among bowls.
  7. Pour soup into bowls, top with remaining soy cheese, and place under broiler for 3-5 minutes, until soycheese browns and bubbles. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.


We have a nice cheese available to us called Cheesley. It sort of melts, I also used a bit of my own vegan parmesan cheese as well.

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