SHAVUOT: Vegetarian French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup Recipe

The Jewish festival of Shavuot is coming up (otherwise known as the Harvest Festival and relating to the harvest in the Jewish Torah). have a plethora of Shavuot dishes that are perfect for the occasion, including this French Onion Soup where the traditional beef broth has been replaced with a rich mushroom broth - giving it a simply irresistible taste!

Cooking Time: Preparation time 15 mins, cooking time 1 hr, 45 mins

Serves: 4-6, easy


4 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil

4 large sweet onions, sliced

1/2 tsp of salt

1 tsp of sugar

2 tbsps of all purpose flour

6 cups of mushroom broth

1 tbsp of vegan Worcestershire sauce

1/3 cup of dry white wine

1/8 tsp of ground black pepper

1 tsp of sugar (optional)

1 French Baguette

14oz of cheese (take your pick!)

Equipment Needed: Large soup pot, wooden spoon, cheese grater, bread knife, baking sheet, foil, ladle

Heat olive oil in a large soup pot. Add onions and salt and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar and continue cooking for about 50 minutes, stirring frequently. Add flour, mix well and cook for another 5 minutes

Add mushroom broth, Worcestershire sauce, wine and pepper and simmer for 20 minutes. Taste your soup and adjust salt and pepper and sugar if necessary ( remember the the cheese will add saltiness to it)

While the soup is cooking place cheese in the freezer for 20 minutes (so it’s easier to shred). Shred cheese and set aside in the fridge

Slice baguette in 1/2 inch rounds and toast until crunchy.

Preheat oven to 350F

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place 4-6 oven proof bowls on the baking sheet and ladle soup into the bowls. Add 3 tbsp shredded cheese to each bowl, mix well

Gently place one or two pieces of bread on top of soup and cover bread with 1/4 cup of cheese per bowl

Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10 minutes

Broil for 1-2 minutes, keeping an eye so the bread doesn’t burn. Serve immediately