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Quick French Onion Soup

May/June 2008

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French onion soup is a favorite but it usually isn't substantial enough to make a complete meal. We've solved this problem by adding fiber-rich chickpeas to a broth flavored with sherry and three kinds of onions. Of course, we didn't forget the gooey topping, we've just made it a little lighter and a lot easier to prepare at home—simply top toasted whole-wheat bread with cheese and pour the soup on to melt it.



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Quick French Onion Soup

12 Reviews for Quick French Onion Soup

09/28/2009
Anonymous

My husband adores french onion soup, so I tried this recipe out on him last weekend, and he loved it! I didn't have any leeks, so just added more onions. I also used veg broth instead of chicken/beef. I toasted some reg ww bread i already had and placed in bottom of oven safe bowls, then used some sliced provolone on top and popped them under the broiler for a few minutes, and voila - yummy! and super filling with the chickpeas - loved it!

Melissa, Boston, MA

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09/10/2009

With all the cheese and bread it will make a meal imo without beans/peas, but it's pretty yum with beans, though the cals are a bit too high for my liking (I'd rather skip beans and have it for 300 cals instead of 400 cals). I will try without beans next time. I used about 4 large onions per 6 cups of broth/water. No sherry, since we don't drink alcohol.

What didn't work for me, however, was pouring soup over my bread and cheese. It just got too soggy. What I did today, I toasted my bread, then covered with a thin slice of cheese, and microwaved it for 30 sec. Then I cut it into pieces, and kept throwing them in as I was eating my soup. That worked great!

Overoll though, I really like taking onion soup out of the realm of impossibility since I don't have the proper crock for it.

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