Homemade Vegan Vegetable Broth

Learn how to make homemade vegan vegetable broth with this easy recipe using  leftover vegetable scraps. Can be used for soups, casseroles, chilis, or cooking grains.


onion garlic carrots celery water

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dill, parsley, oregano, rosemary, or thyme bay leaves oil or vegan butter salt and pepper

Step 1:

In a large pot, add oil and all of the vegetables and vegetable scraps. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally to evenly cook the ingredients.

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Add water, spices, and herbs, including bay leaves. Simmer for at least 1 hour. You can add more water if the liquid reduces too quickly. Taste the broth and add more salt, if desired.

Step 2:

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Let the broth cool. Carefully strain the contents of the pot into another bowl. Alternatively, you can scoop the contents into a funnel straight into a jar.

Step 3:

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- Add tomato paste. - Sprinkle in nutritional yeast. - Add apple or pear. - Keep a “broth bag” in the freezer. Whenever you cook, add the scraps to your bag for later.

Recipe Tips, Variations, and Substitutions

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