Chilled Vidalia Onion Soup

July 27, 2016


Author Notes: The subtle, sweet flavors in this Chilled Vidalia Onion Soup are completely unexpected. An ideal starter for any summer meal.
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Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 medium to large Vidalia onions
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • chopped chives (optional)

Directions

  1. Peel and slice the onions. In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions and thyme, stir to coat with the olive oil and place a tight fitting lid on the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and translucent. Do not brown the onions. Remove the thyme sprigs and discard.
  2. Transfer the soft onions to a food processor or blender. Add the kosher salt and vegetable broth and puree until smooth. Transfer to a storage container and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. If soup separates overnight, stir it until it's smooth again, then ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped chives.

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