Light Vegetable Broth

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a basic stock that may be used in place of water in most any vegetable soup to give added depth of flavor. It's also a good way to use up vegetables that are limp or less than perfectly fresh!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all the ingredients in a large soup pot.
  2. Bring to a simmer, then simmer gently, covered over low heat for 40-45 minutes, or until the vegetables are quite tender.
  3. Strain the stock through 3 layers of cheesecloth.
Most Helpful

i found this recipe easy to prepare and very fast. i substituted the herb seasoning with fresh herbs - sweet basil, rosemary, parsley and origanum. it came out with very intense aromas and flavours, which i like. i used is as a base for Minestrone Verde #24309 by Vic1 and was delighted by the flavours once again. Lynette1

lynette1 April 22, 2002

Very easy and adaptable to what you have in the fridge. I added baby bella mushrooms and fresh thyme, basil and rosemary. Wonderful, fresh and flavorful. Thanks!!

Samantha in Ut February 28, 2010

I cannot find vegetable broth in either of our local grocery stores so I'm going to try this one. I will post an official review later...

April1 February 06, 2010