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Café-Style Five Onion Soup – Reduced Fat & Low Sodium

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (245 g )
Amounts Per Serving
Calories 70
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat. Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300mg 375mg
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9  •  Carbohydrate 4  •  Protein 4

Yield: 1 1/2 Gallons
Serving Size: 1 cup


Amount Ingredients
1/4 cup Canola Oil
2 cups Vidalia Onions, Fresh, Julienne Cut
2 cups Red Onions, Fresh, Julienne Cut
2 cups Shallots, Fresh, Thin Sliced
1 cup Leeks, White, Fresh, Cut in Half, Sliced Thin
3 oz Tomato Paste, Canned, No Salt Added
1/2 cup Dry Sherry Wine
3 1/2 qts Water, Hot
3 oz Custom Culinary® Gold Label Low Sodium Beef Base
1/4 cup Chives, Fresh, Chopped Fine

Recommended Product: 0344 Gold Label Low Sodium Beef Base


  1. In a 2 gallon stock pot over medium high heat, heat oil. Add onions, shallots and leeks, sauté 5-6 minutes until tender. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking 15-20 minutes to develop rich caramelized color and flavor. Stir occasionally.
  2. Add tomato paste, blend thoroughly and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add dry sherry and bring to a boil.
  3. In a separate container, blend water and Custom Culinary® Gold Label Low Sodium Beef Base. Add to onion mixture. Increase heat to medium high; gently boil 10-15 minutes to blend all flavors.
  4. To Serve: Garnish each portion with fresh chopped chives.
  5. For a Classic Style: Top with a garlic crostini and Gruyère or smoked provolone cheese melted under the broiler until golden.

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