Do you eat clean? Do you miss French Onion Soup? Not me! I eat it whenever I want to, and here’s how you can too with this clean eating french onion soup recipe!
MY FRENCH ONION SOUP STORY:
I can recount the exact moment I had French Onion Soup for the first time. I was sitting in a local restaurant with my then-husband. We were still newlyweds. I had never had this soup before simply because I can’t stand the flavor of beef, so I just never saw the point in even trying it, much less ordering a whole bowl. I will also preface this story by telling you that my husband is a die-hard beef fan, making us polar opposites in the beef-loving department.
So we were sitting there, he with his soup, and I with my salad. Chalk it up to being in love, but somehow, he got me to take a single bite of that soup.
A single bite.
In that moment, my entire world turned upside down. The clouds parted and the angels sang, and I think I may have actually seen Elvis! Alive!!!
Suddenly, he had a salad, and I was eating the last few spoonfuls of that luscious soup.
To say I put our new marriage to the test that evening is an understatement. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that if we hadn’t been head-over-heels-in-love-newlyweds, taking that bowl of soup from him may have been grounds for divorce.
But he hung in there with me for a while, and I made up for my major transgression by making him plenty of soup. Only I made this much healthier version and I’ve never looked back!
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE CLEAN EATING RECIPES:
CLEAN EATING FRENCH ONION SOUP RECIPE:
Note: Slice your onions thin. It makes the texture of the soup far more enjoyable.
- 4 cups beef broth
- 2 medium onions
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- parmesan cheese (optional for topping)
Clean and slice your onions.
In a soup pot, sauté your onions in the olive oil until they are soft.
Add beef broth and vinegar to the pot and boil until the liquid has cooked down by approximately half.
Serve sprinkled with approximately 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include optional ingredients.
Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 11/1/10.