Truth time. Even thought I recently discovered a love for French Onion soup, I didn't think this recipe would please me at ALL. It seemed too... bland. Too... green. I love green. I love green onions, but I like variety and this seemed like it would just be too... single minded.
I DID end up messing with my original recipe, but even without the additions, I ate a bowl and enjoyed it. I just needed a bit more flavor. Yeah, it had plenty of green onion flavor, but I guess I needed more variety of flavor.
Since my pantries are pretty much bare, I had to go with what I could find, namely frozen spinach and extra caramelized onions. I then pureed them to give a little bit of thickening to the soup without adding any wheat. I'm cutting out wheat for the next three weeks for a cleanse I'm doing. I should probably go wheat free, if not gluten free altogether, just knowing how much better I do without it, but I'm just not sure I'm up for that quite yet.
I figure giving up refined foods, additives, artificial sweeteners, and now most meats... I'm doing what I can:)
Anyway, on to the recipe(s):
Green Onion Soup:
2 bunched of green onions, chopped
1 Tbsp Oil (EVOO or coconut oil)
1 small-medium Vidala onion, finely diced
3 cloves of garlic, pressed
3 cups vegetable broth/other broth
1 cup water
salt & pepper to taste
Caramelized the Vidalia onions on medium heat with a tablespoon of oil for about 15 minutes
Add pressed garlic & chopped green onions for another 10 minutes
Add broth and water and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.