Garlic and onion have antimicrobial properties making this soup perfect for the beginning of cold season. This simple soup is a perfect light dinner served with your favorite bread topped with goat cheese or hummus and a side of roasted vegetables.


  • 1T canola oil or butter
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, sliced
  • 3 Sweet Yellow Onions, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup Dry Red Wine
  • 1 quart Beef or Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • ½ - 1 t Smoked Paprika
  • 1 T Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Serves 4


  1. Heat the oil or butter in a 3 quart soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add in garlic, onions and salt and pepper. Cover.
  3. Allow the garlic and onions to sweat and caramelize until tender. About 20 minutes.
  4. Add in the wine, paprika, bay leaf and balsamic. Stir. Scrape any bits off the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add in broth. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 20-30 more minutes.
  6. Enjoy!