I mostly make onion soup in the fall and winter, with plops of brie, and drops of toasted home-made bread. But with the “She-tox Detox” everywhere I look right now, and Spring moving to Summer, it was time to lighten it up and make it inside-out Cleanse-Friendly. So I made it with vodka instead of Winter-rich brandy (you can use veggie broth instead, Cleansers!), used a bright seasoning, and made the onions translucent instead of deeply caramelized. It was unbelievably delicious and ridiculously EASY!! Paired with a simple salad of Romaine and cucs with home-made lemon-poppy-seed (heavy on the poppy-seed for me, if you please!) dressing, there were no tears involved from THESE onions!
SPRING-TO-SUMMER ONION SOUP
4 medium purple onion, cut in half and sliced thinly
extra virgin olive oil (evoo)
1 tbs sea salt
1 tbs pepper
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs herbes de provence
½ cup vodka
1 ½ boxes vegetable broth
Sprinkle enough evoo in a heavy soup pot to cover the bottom. Heat on medium for about a minute or so and then add onion. Cook on medium heat for about two minutes and add all seasoning. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until onions are translucent, about five more minutes. Add the vodka a little at a time, letting it evaporate into the onion each time before adding more until vodka is gone and onion has absorbed all of it. Add vegetable broth and turn heat to low. Let simmer fifteen minutes and EAT!!
NOTES: This is Meatless Monday friendly, too! If you are on Week One or Two of the “She-tox” Detox, omit vodka and simply use a shot of the veggie broth instead. The flavor profile changes a bit, but worth it while you cleanse. This recipe is perfect for Week Three! Interested in this Cleanse & Detox? Message me! Want to help the Texas Flood Victims but not sure how? Message me! Want to make some variation suggestions for the recipe? Message me!! I love all feedback, and love you She-Peeps!!