instant pot onion soup vegan

Instant Pot Onion Soup – SCD Legal Gluten-Free Vegan

This recipe is for onion soup, legal for the SCD diet and other restrictions. It is entirely dairy free, grain free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan. I did not name it “French Onion Soup” because I won’t serve these in ramekins from the oven, or breadcrumbs. Here’s all the flavor of your favorite soup without the fluff. Done in less than 30 minutes.

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 medium Spanish onions
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • Salt, pepper, white pepper to taste

*You may replace the oil with butter, the vinegar with lemon juice, and the water with broth stock tp meet your dietary requirements.


  • Peel and chop onions into half-rings. Separate the layers as you drop the sliced onions into the instant pot.
  • Add the garlic and bay leaves, and oil. Press the sauté setting. Stir, and watch for the onions to caramelize.
  • When they release some liquid, they are done.
  • Add 4 cups of water, and the remainder of the seasoning, making sure to taste for enough salt.
  • Seal with instant pot lid, and set to cook on HIGH pressure (manual setting) for 20 minutes.
  • Your soup is now done. Be careful, because it will be extremely hot, even for those accustomed to eating freshly cooked food.  Freezes very well!