Warm-Your-Heart Onion Soup

This recipe is a family favorite and perfect for a cold winter’s night. With only 15 minutes of actual work in the kitchen, this soup comes together in 1 hour, including cooking time.

Onions contain a high supply of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory compounds. One of the humble onion’s most important compounds is Quercetin; an anti-histamine phytonutrient often found in allergy products. Studies have also linked onions to heart disease prevention; they reduce the risk of blood clot formation and can protect against the “bad” LDL cholesterol.  So eat to your heart’s content!

 

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4-5 yellow onions,sliced into rings or half-moons

olive oil for sauteing

4 tbsp almond flour (or other gluten-free flour)

7 cups water, divided

3 tsp Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Optional: Goat Gouda cheese, shredded

 

Saute onions until a deep brown (trust me, you want to slightly burn the onions. It gives the soup a rich flavor that eliminates the need for the burned-off-brandy that is a key ingredient in french onion soups). Sprinkle in the almond flour. Add one cup of the water and mix to make a roux. Add the rest of the ingredients  and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes or more. Serve topped with Goat Gouda cheese. Freezes well too!

Serves 2-3

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26631904

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17997520

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