If there is one soup that I love, it’s French Onion. It’s rich, decadent, and delicious. However, since I became a vegetarian, I realized that this soup is actually made with a beef broth base (no!!), and although I may have had it a few times since becoming a veggie (give me a break!), I wanted to find a way to make it using a vegetable base. Turns out making it with vegetable broth is just as delicious, as long as you give the onions the time it takes to carmalize and brown. I also decided to lighten it up a bit, and make it into a super low calorie meal. Adding bread and cheese adds a around 200 calories, but this soup is only about 70 calories to begin with, so it’s an addition you can afford even when you are watching what you are eating. BUT, trust me when I say, this does not taste like a low calorie soup. It holds it’s richness even after the healthy modifications.
If you aren’t a vegetarian, you can surely use beef broth if you want. It probably adds a bit of depth that is difficult to achieve with the veggie broth (not gonna lie!), but even when made with the veggie broth, there is little left to be desired.
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