Bistro Three Onion Soup

Paris is the epitome of romance for many of us, so picture a table in a cozy Parisian bistro set with bowls of fragrant, warming soup, and your sweetheart by your side: love is good! But you don’t need to fly all the way to France for a taste of it. This delectable peasant-inspired onion soup really warms the heart:

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 large yellow onions, diced
4 leeks, including 1 inch of the tender greens, well-washed and diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups good-quality vegetable stock
1 1/2 cups fruity red wine
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
6 slices country-style bread

1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and leeks, stirring occasionally until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and stir, sautéing for 1 minute. Add the stock and simmer for about 30 minutes, without a lid, until vegetables are very soft.

2. Stir in wine, vinegars, and salt and pepper to taste. Toast the bread and place one slice in the bottom of each of 6 soup bowls.

3. Ladle the soup into bowls, sprinkle cheese evenly over each serving and serve immediately.

Serves 6.

Inspired by Winter, by Joanne Weir (Time-Life Books, 1997).

11 comments

Kate S.
Kate S3 years ago

Sounds great...thanks again

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Garnet Jenny Fulton
Past Member 3 years ago

This looks so good, would love to enjoy a bowl right now. :o) I imagine the cheese could be substituted for a vegan alternative and still taste equally as great. Just wondering, what exactly is meant by country style bread? A more rustic heavy bread perhaps?

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for this recipe.

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Joe Shults
Joe Shults5 years ago

I enjoy a good onion soup. Thanks for sharing. I will try it.

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Louis Olivencia
Louis Olivencia5 years ago

makes my mouth water now)))

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Heidi C.
Heidi C5 years ago

Love onion soup, all that melty, gooey cheese... I need to make this!

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Pat C.
Pat C5 years ago

Sounds delicious and with a cold winter we need these types of recipes more than ever. Thank you.

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Joe R.
Joe R5 years ago

Will try this using low sodium vegetable broth and Swiss cheese. Gotta cut down on that salt!

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Robert O.
Robert O5 years ago

This sounds very good. I love onions! Thanks for the recipe Annie!

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