Onion & couscous soup

Rich Harris makes a lovely twist on French onion soup.

Tags: meat-free, soup, onion,

Recipe - Serves: 6


2 tbsp olive oil
15g butter
1kg pack essential Waitrose Onions, finely sliced
¼–½ tsp ground black pepper, to taste
1 tsp ground ginger
1–2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
1 cinnamon stick
1.5 litres boiling Cooks' Ingredients Vegetable Stock
25g couscous
Grated Cheddar, to serve (optional)


1 Heat the oil and butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and ground spices, cover and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes until browned. Stir in the chilli and cinnamon and cook for a further 5 minutes.

2 Pour in the stock, bring to the boil then simmer, still covered, for 20 minutes. Add the couscous and cook for 10 minutes more.

3 Remove the cinnamon and season to taste. Serve with grated cheese, if you wish.


Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 670kj
Fat 7.4g
Saturated Fat 2.3g
Carbohydrate 19.9g
Sugars 10.1g
Protein 3.4g
Salt 0.2g
Fibre 3.9g

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