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Homemade Veggie Stock

Anything goes for this veggie stock. The more the merrier and more flavour. I save a lot of veggie scraps in a bag in the fridge or freezer and make this at least once or twice a month. Broccoli stems, kale stems, fennel stems. Carrot peels, mushroom tips, bruised tomatoes. These are some of the things I save and add!

Prep 5 min

Cook 2 hours

Total 2 hours & 5 min


  • 2 onions - unpeeled, cut into quarters

  • 4 carrots - unpeeled, roughly chopped

  • 6 stalks celery - roughly chopped

  • 1 bulb of garlic - unpeeled, halved crossways

  • 150g mushrooms - halved

  • 4-6 cups of random veggie scraps, I recommend broccoli stems, kale stems, tomatoes, fennel stalks

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • freshly cracked black pepper

  • 1 tsp sea salt, more to taste

  • 4L water



In a very large soup pot, over medium high heat, add all ingredients. Bring to a boil; stir, and reduce heat to simmer for 1.5 - 2 hours partially covered.

Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl or another pot. Mash down the veggies with a potato masher to release more juice/broth. Discard solids.

Pour into glass jars and let cool completely. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze.


I love freezing this in pucks or ice cube trays for when I need a little bit of broth for a recipe.

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