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.
Other Light Bites Ideas
If you like this recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free French Onion Soup then you might like to try one of my other light bites recipes:
- Treat yourself with my Gluten and Dairy Free Chutney Sausage Rolls
- Go traditional with my Gluten and Dairy Free Cream of Tomato Soup
- Have a vegetarian salad with my Gluten and Dairy Free Cheese and Tomato Salad
- Have some waffles with Gluten and Dairy Free Potato Waffles
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French Onion Soup (Gluten & Dairy Free)
Melt the dairy free spread in a large pan over a low heat
Add the red and white onions and cook for 30 minutes or until caramelised
Add in the chicken stock, beef stock, red wine, tamari, parsely, bay leaf and balsamic vinegar
Simmer gently for 20 minutes
Discard the bay leaf
Toast the gluten free baguette slices under the grill
Divide the soup between four bowls, top with the bread and then the grated cheese
Place under the grill for a couple of minutes and then serve topped with a pinch of paprika