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Greek Onion Soup

Method

Winter and cold… this soup will help keep you warm and liven you up!!!

  • Place a large pan over medium to high heat. Add the onions, the olive oil, sugar and garlic. Saute for 30-40 minutes, until they caramelize.  
  • Add the flour, bay leaves and ouzo. Stir and saute for 2-3 minutes until the ouzo evaporates completely. 
  • Transfer mixture to a a large pot.
  • Add the vegetable stock and cover pot. Simmer for 20 minutes, until the soup thickens.
  • When ready, add the finely chopped thyme. Let it sit for 1 minute, to allow the aroma to be released into the soup and then remove from heat.
  • While the soup is simmering, preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • To make the croutons, chop the bread slices into large cubes that are 2x2 cm using a knife or use a round cookie cutter to cutout into circles.
  • Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spray or drizzle with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until nice and golden.
  • Serve the soup with some ground pepper and the freshly baked croutons. Crumble some feta cheese on top or you can even add the feta cheese over the bread and bake them until the cheese turns golden.

Tip

You must be thinking… Now that’s A LOT of onions! But the way they are cooked in this recipe does not make them heavy on the stomach!! 

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

197
Calories (kcal)
10 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

6.5
Total Fat (g)
9 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

3.9
Saturated Fat (g)
19 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

22.4
Total Carbs (g)
9 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

16.3
Sugars (g)
18 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

7.2
Protein (g)
14 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

5.9
Fibre (g)
24 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.9
Sodium (g)
15 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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