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Homemade Vegetable Broth


Yields 6 to 7 cups

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 109

Use this savory broth in place of chicken broth in any recipe.

  • 6 medium carrots, chopped
  • 3 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium leek (including dark-green parts), chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves or 1 tsp. dried
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1-1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black peppercorns

Combine all of the ingredients in a 6-quart pot. Add 3 quarts of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until flavorful, about 50 minutes. Strain the broth through a colander, then once more through a fine sieve. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per cup, Calories (kcal): 15, Fat (kcal): 0, Fat Calories (g): 0, Saturated Fat (g): 0, Protein (g): 2, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0, Carbohydrates (mg): 2, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 0, Sodium (g): 490, Cholesterol (g): 0, Fiber (g): 0,

Photo: Scott Phillips

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