Hello everyone, welcome to my latest recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free French Onion Soup.

According to French lore, onion soup was invented when King Louis XV was out hunting and found himself stranded late at night in a hunting lodge.    The story states the only things in the cupboard were onions, butter and champagne resulting in the first French Onion soup.  This is probably just a fable but I love these little history of food tales.  It is thought the dish evolved to have a large cheese crouton to make it a more hearty meal.

I’ve had this on my to do list for absolutely ages after having a gluten and dairy free version in a little French bistro.  Definitely glad I took the time to get round to adding it to my recipe collection.

french onion soup

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Servings: 4



  1. Melt the dairy free spread in a large pan over a low heat

  2. Add the red and white onions and cook for 30 minutes or until caramelised

  3. Add in the chicken stock, beef stock, red wine, tamari, parsely, bay leaf and balsamic vinegar

  4. Simmer gently for 20 minutes

  5. Discard the bay leaf

  6. Toast the gluten free baguette slices under the grill

  7. Divide the soup between four bowls, top with the bread and then the grated cheese

  8. Place under the grill for a couple of minutes and then serve topped with a pinch of paprika

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