Eating by Heart

Healthy French Onion Soup

Eating by Heart

Colombe Jacobsen guides you through a variety of heart healthy dishes including salads, tacos and chicken recipes. Bask in the lighter side of eating well. (30 Episodes)
Recipe
Healthy French Onion Soup Recipe
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Calories: 171
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 8
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
171
8.55% Complete
9%
Fat
8g
12.3076923077% Complete
12%
Cholesterol
22mg
7.33333333333% Complete
7%
Sodium
699mg
30.3913043478% Complete
30%
Carbohydrates
16g
12.4031007752% Complete
12%
Fiber
3g
12.0% Complete
12%
Sugar
5g
10.0% Complete
10%
Protein
7g
13.7254901961% Complete
14%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Vegetarian
Lower Cholesterol
Lower Carbohydrate
Ingredients
  • 4 turnips
  • 12 cups water
  • 4 large onions, sliced
  • 1 bunch thyme (tied in a bundle)
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1-cup Gruyere cheese (grated)
  • Onion skins (papery white parts, not the yellow)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup mirin
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 4-6 slices toasted crusty bread
Method
Fill a large heavy bottomed pot with 12 cups water. To that add 4 turnips rough chopped and onion skins (the papery white part). Boil and bring to a simmer for about 50 minutes or until the veggies are soft. Strain and reserve stock. Throw away the turnips and onion skins. In a large soup pot, soften the butter. Add the sliced onions and thyme bundle and cook over medium heat, until slightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add 1 tsp of salt. Then add the reserved vegetable stock, mirin and soy sauce. If you want the soup to have more broth, add water. Cook about 5 more minutes and remove thyme bundle. Serve by placing one piece of bread topped with a sprinkling of Gruyere in a soup bowl, then add the soup overtop and the cheese will melt. Garnish with a few thyme leaves and fresh cracked pepper. Serves 8-10