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Caramelized Onion & Tomato Soup.. Cozy and delicious!

Caramelized Onion & Tomato Soup

By Nadia Aidi
Caramelized Onion & Tomato Soup.. Cozy and delicious!


  • 2 1/2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2-28 oz cans roasted tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 anchovies
  • 1.5 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp tamari
  • 1 1/2 cup red wine
  • 4 cups beef, chicken or veg broth (I used beef)
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp dried chives
  • Ciabatta
  • Gruyere to taste
  • Fresh chives to taste
  • Fresh basil to taste
  • Parmigiano to taste


  • Add the onions to a heavy bottomed pot with a drizzle of olive oil. Turn hear up to medium high and mix for 2-3 min. Lower heat to medium low and let them caramelize, stirring periodically for about 45 minutes
  • At this point, add some salt, 1 tbsp butter and 1 cup of red wine. Turn heat up to medium and let them go until the wine is fully absorbed by the onions
  • Add in tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, tamari, garlic and anchoves. Turn heat up to medium high and mix together until all liquid is absorbed and garlic gets fragrant. Add in remaining wine
  • Add in tomatoes, broth and spices. Bring to a simmer and cook covered on medium low for 30 min. Stir periodically so the bottom doesn’t stick
  • Blend the soup until smooth, add in heavy cream and simmer for 5 min. At this point adjust seasoning to taste. Turn heat off and finish with the butter
  • Toast a couple pieces of ciabatta on both sides
  • Divide the soup into bowls, top with a slice of bread, lots of gruyere and broil for a couple minutes
  • Add chives, basil, parm and black pepper

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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