Dairy Free Creamy Onion Soup

This Dairy Free Creamy Onion Soup is made with sweet onions, fresh ginger, vegetable broth, thyme and a splash of marsala wine.  It’s a vegan onion soup that’s rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits.

This Dairy Free Creamy Onion Soup is a vegan onion soup made with sweet onions, fresh ginger, vegetable broth, thyme and marsala wine

Give your immune system a good boost with this mellow and soothing vegan onion soup.   This creamy vegan onion soup is loaded with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and detoxifying properties.

This Dairy Free Creamy Onion Soup is a vegan onion soup made with sweet onions, fresh ginger, vegetable broth, thyme and marsala wine

VEGAN ONION SOUP RECIPE

This sweet onion soup has a short list of simple ingredients.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sweet onions
  • Fresh ginger
  • Vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • Marsala wine
  • Fresh thyme
  • Coconut milk (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

HOW TO MAKE ONION SOUP

This creamy onion soup recipe is a simple one to make.  Sweet onions are sautéed for about 20 minutes until they’re just translucent, not caramelized (like French onion soup), then slowly simmered for about an hour in some vegetable broth (or chicken broth) with some fresh ginger and thyme and a splash of marsala wine.  After simmering, the soup is then pureed until smooth.  At this point you can add about 1/2 cup of coconut milk if you want things creamier, but I typically omit the milk altogether.  The flavors in this healthy onion soup are delicious and mellow yet a little exotic.

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or stock pot.  Add the onion and ginger and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring often for about 20 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the vegetable broth (or soup broth if you prefer) , the Marsala wine, fresh thyme and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and add the lid to the pot.  Simmer for about 1 hour until the onions are soft.
  4. Remove the thyme sprigs and discard.  Using an immersion blender (or blend in batches in stand blender) puree the soup until smooth.  
  5. Add coconut milk if desired and salt and pepper to taste.

This Dairy Free Creamy Onion Soup is a vegan onion soup made with sweet onions, fresh ginger, vegetable broth, thyme and marsala wine

BENEFITS OF ONIONS

Onions are part of the allium family of vegetables which include garlic, scallions and leeks. The benefits of onions are many.  They are particularly high in flavonoids which help to simulate the production of glutathione, which is a powerful antioxidant for your liver which aids in the elimination of toxins from our bodies.  Onions are also rich in  sulfur and quercetin, which help to neutralize free radicals in the body.  Click here if you’d like to read more about the health benefits of eating onions.

This Dairy Free Creamy Onion Soup is a vegan onion soup made with sweet onions, fresh ginger, vegetable broth, thyme and marsala wine

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Originally published 11.2017 – updated 8.2020

This Dairy Free Creamy Onion Soup is a vegan onion soup made with sweet onions, fresh ginger, vegetable broth, thyme and marsala wine
Yield: 8-10 servings

Dairy Free Creamy Onion Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

This Dairy Free Creamy Onion Soup is made with sweet onions, fresh ginger, vegetable broth, thyme and a splash of marsala wine.  It's a vegan onion soup that's rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 large sweet onions, peeled and sliced very thin
  • 1/4 cup fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 8 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1/4 cup Marsala wine
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup coconut milk (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or stock pot. Add the onion and ginger and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring often for about 20 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the vegetable broth (or soup broth if you prefer) , the Marsala wine, fresh thyme and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and add the lid to the pot. Simmer for about 1 hour until the onions are soft.
  4. Remove the thyme sprigs and discard. Using an immersion blender (or blend in batches in stand blender) puree the soup until smooth. Add coconut milk if desired and salt and pepper to taste.

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