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  • By Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • In 2020
  • January 8, 2020

Vegetarian French Onion Barley Soup

by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RDN

January is prime soup making weather in my kitchen. And this mash-up recipe of French Onion Soup blending with Vegetable Barley Soup is one that I’ve made often over the past few winters.

It’s a pretty simple recipe – the most laborious part of it is the cutting the onions and caramelizing them. If you aren’t in a rush and don’t feel like keeping an eye on the sauteeing onions, use one of my favorite Healthy Kitchen Hacks: How To Caramelize Onions in Your Slow Cooker.

French Onion soup traditionally uses a beef broth base, so to keep this recipe vegetarian but still get that meaty, umami flavor, I used a few splashes of soy sauce.

Vegetarian French Onion Barley Soup