Gluten Free Onion Soup Mix
In my cooking I used Lipton’s Onion Soup Dry Mix for many many recipes but since I began eating gluten free, I cannot use it because there is controversy over if it contains gluten. Here is a recipe for Just Like Lipton’s Gluten Free Onion Soup Mix that you can use with confidence. Celiac.com has this to say about the confusion over gluten in Lipton’s Onion Soup mix:
“There’s been some confusion as to whether Lipton’s Onion Soup mix contains gluten. Officially, Lipton’s lists the ingredients as: Onions (deyhydrated), salt, cornstarch, onion powder, sugar, corn syrup, hydrolyzed soy protein, caramel color, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, monosodium glutamate, yeast extract, natural flavors, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate.
However, some folks point out that the kosher version lists yeast extract from barley as an ingredient.
Others point out, as does the website for Unilver, which makes Lipton products, that Lipton Onion Soup mix is “made in a facility that also processes milk, eggs, soy, wheat, sesame and sulfites.”
So to be on the safe side many with gluten issues do not Use Lipton’s Onion Soup Dry Mix. Instead the following recipe has been offered by Celiac.com and I have used it with great success. I use Vegan beef powder and the taste is great. I recently used vegan chicken powder in the recipe and it was delicious! So try this recipe, I think you will be very happy with it!
Here’s a bit of information on the health benefits of dried onions used in this recipe from nutrition data! Dehydrated onions are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. Dehydrated onions are also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.
Celery seed, which is the seed of the flowers of the celery plant, are also used in this recipe. Did you know that the University of Maryland Medical Center has this to say about Celery Seed:
“Celery seed has been used as medicine for thousands of years in the Eastern world. During ancient times, Indian Ayurvedic medicine used celery seed to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, different types of arthritis, and certain diseases of the liver and spleen.
Today, celery seed is used mostly as a diuretic, meaning it helps your body eliminate water by increasing urine output. Celery seed is also used for:
- Treating arthritis and gout
- Helping reduce muscle spasms
- Calming the nerves
- Reducing inflammation
- Lowering blood pressure
There are no human scientific studies that show whether celery seed helps treat these conditions or any others. Studies do show that celery seed acts as a mosquito repellent.
A few animal studies suggest that celery seed extracts may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as protect the liver from damaging substances such as high doses of the pain reliever acetaminophen (Tylenol). But again, researchers do not know whether those effects apply to humans.
Researchers have found that people who eat a diet rich in lutein, found in celery, spinach, broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, oranges, carrots, and greens, were less likely to develop colorectal cancer. However, celery was just one part of their diet. So it could be celery, another food, or some combination of foods that lowered their risk of cancer.
So you know that in making this Gluten Free Onion Soup Mix Recipe you are getting very nutritional help as well!
Recipe for Gluten Free Onion Soup Mix
I hope your rediscover how flavorful baking can be with Just Like Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix gluten free!
Just Like Lipton's Gluten Free Onion Soup Mix
- 1½ cups dried minced onion
- ⅔ cup Vegan beef bouillon powder gluten-free Or if you eat meat regular beef bouillon
- 2½ tablespoons onion powder
- ½ teaspoon crushed celery seed
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. About 5 tablespoons equals a single 1¼-ounce package of Lipton's mix.