Vegetable Broth

"I found this in my Fanny Farmer Cookbook. The recipe below is the way I make it. The original recipe called for 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped, instead of the canned tomatoes. It also calls for 1 tsp. salt, or to taste. 1 c. eggplant is an optional ingredient, and you may substitute the zucchini with 1 c. sliced green beans. The recipe also called for vegetable oil, but I use canola or olive oil because they have less saturated fat. Last, it calls for 8 sprigs parsely."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
8 cups




  • Heat the oil in a large soup pot.
  • Add the onions and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until they are lightly browned.
  • Add the potato, carrots, celery, turnip, green beans or zucchini, tomato, and optional eggplant.
  • Cook the vegetables, stirring occassionally, for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the water, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, and salt (if using) and simmer for 45-50 minutes.
  • Pour the broth and vegetables through a strainer into a large bowl or container, pressing the vegetables with the back of a spoon to extract the juices.
  • Cool and refrigerate until used.

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