I’m sure there are oodles of veggie stock recipes out there that are superior to the one I’m about to share, but in the spirit of “simply living well,” I’m sharing a very simple, approachable veggie stock that I made last night. The ingredients are based on what I had in the fridge, thus quite a random array of goodies. I would recommend using a few carrots and/or turnips, as well, if you have them.
1-2 large onions, skin on cut in quarters
cut-off end of one bunch of celery
~3-4 celery stalks with leaves
a couple cabbage leaves
3 cloves garlic, skin on cut in half
handful of parsley (stems and leaves)
~1 tsp dried thyme (fresh is ideal)
~1 tsp dried dill (fresh is ideal)
~pinch of red pepper flakes
throw all ingredients into dutch oven or any large pot, add ~ 3 quarts of water (make sure all veggies are immersed in liquid)
do not bring to a boil, rather a heavy simmer * why? this will prevent all the delicious aromas/tastes from evaporating away.
let simmer for about an hour.
pour broth through a strainer * discard or compost veggie matter * add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt to stock
i’d love to hear how you’d modify this recipe to make it even tastier!