8. Recipe of the Month

Low-fat French Onion Soup


  • 4 onions, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • A little olive oil or canola spray
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • A sprig or two of fresh coriander
  • 4 large cups chicken stock (can also use stock cube)
  • Salt and pepper
  • A piece of whole wheat toast
  • Grated low-fat cheese
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic/ 1 tsp garlic paste

How to Make It

  1. Take a heavy bottomed pan.
  2. Add butter and olive oil or spray.
  3. When warm, add onions and garlic.
  4. Keep cooking these onions on a slow flame. They should caramelize in about 20 minutes.
  5. After adding these onions, cook on low for 10 minutes. Now add wine.
  6. Once the onions are nicely caramelized, add the stock add let it come to a boil.
  7. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Put whole wheat bread in toaster and toast. Now add grated cheese and let it melt till slightly brown in oven.
  9. Add soup to soup bowl with a good amount of onions. Top with toast and serve.

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